By Theodore Tollefson Hastings will host a citywide fall clean-up in partnership with Tennis Sanitation and Certified Recycling from September 20 through October 1. The two companies will provide …
By Theodore Tollefson
Hastings will host a citywide fall clean-up in partnership with Tennis Sanitation and Certified Recycling from September 20 through October 1. The two companies will provide curbside pickup or drop off of materials such as furniture, appliances, scrap iron and tires from Hastings residents that seek to remove these items.
This year, the city of Hastings will not be offering a one-day drop off event through Public Works, they are instead doing a more drawn out timeline for residents by partnering with Tennis Sanitation and Certified Recycling.
“Although fall and spring can be typical times when people wish to recycle items, residents and businesses can recycle year round with a variety of different vendors and haulers of your choice,” said Paige Marschall Bigler, recreation program specialist for the City of Hastings.
Tennis Sanitation will conduct curbside pick up only for their customers who reside in the Hastings City limits. Prices will vary on all items that can be picked up for recycling depending on each item’s size and/or weight. Appliances will cost $20 per item for pickup, furniture ranges from $10-$45 per item, scrap iron $10-$17 per item, and tires $18-$75 per tire.
For all Hastings residents that are not current customers of Tennis Sanitation, they will be able to contact Certified Recycling based in Burnsville to pick up or drop off mattresses and box springs. The drop off rate for each mattress and box spring is $25, while the pick up rate for the first mattress and box spring is $45, each additional mattress and box spring will cost $25. The First 215 residents of Hastings to schedule a drop off or pick up with Certified Recycling will receive $20 off their total.
Marschall Bigler spoke on the changes to the fall clean up from previous years saying, “Basically when COVID started, we did not host the spring cleanup, and then we did not host the fall cleanup. So we partnered with different haulers and vendors to create awareness about what’s available to residents and non residents through a two week time frame for clean up. The city’s senior staff decided to continue with that format. Previous to that, it was just a one day drop off at public works, where we have all of our staff volunteer, we have like 400 to 500 cars come through.”
With the city of Hastings partnering with Tennis Sanitation and Certified Recycling, they will still be keeping a tallie alongside the companies to know how many residents participate in the city fall clean up. Marschall Bigler believes that having the clean up spread throughout a two week period instead of having a single day drop off.
“This really allows for a lot more flexibility. For people if they don’t have a vehicle, they can choose curbside, if they don’t have a trailer to haul their huge items and if they’re not available on that one Saturday. This is over two weeks so I think it allows for a lot more flexibility in the feedback that we’ve gotten in the past season’s pre-COVID it was a really great feedback as well,” said Marschall Bigler.
Hastings residents can sign up for pick up or drop off with Tennis Sanitation and Certified Recycling up until September 30.