by Melody Pettit
The Branson Public Works Department will conduct its annual Fall Cleanup on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2020. This is a service the City is offering at no cost to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items that are not typically picked up by trash haulers to help keep Branson beautiful.
Due to COVID-19 related budget cuts, there are some notable changes to the Fall Cleanup this year. Because the City believes this is an important service for residents, the City is working to provide this service while reducing the cost to taxpayers. This year, residents are asked to take all items directly to the Cooper Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, located at 2855 Fall Creek Rd. (see attached map), anytime between Friday, September 18and September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Verification of Branson residency in the form of a Driver’s License or Water Bill will be required.
Here are some things to keep in mind when dropping off items:
- Garbage normally collected by private refuse haulers will not be allowed.
- This service is available to individual residents of Branson, but not for businesses or commercial entities.
- No more than one dump truck load of limbs and brush will be allowed from any one residence.
- Items such as tires, batteries, leaves, including paint, stain or cleaning supplies will not be allowed.
- BAGGED LEAVES will not be allowed. The nearest option to dispose of green waste is Hansen’s Tree Service (417-272-8733) in Reeds Spring.
- TIRES will not be allowed. Those can be taken to the Taney County Transfer Station (417-336-6589).
- ELECTRONICS will not be allowed. Those can be taken to Best Buy of Branson (www.bestbuy.com), Tantone Industries (417-334-7447), or Computer Recycling of Springfield (417-866-2588).
For any questions about the 2020 Fall Cleanup, call the Branson Public Works & Engineering Department at 417- 243-2730.