The City of Carlisle will sponsor the annual spring clean up will be held this Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12.


The town will be divided into four sections, and city crews will cover a different section Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The city will not pick up trash for the event on Tuesday because it is a regular trash pickup day. Daily household trash will not be picked up by the city crew.


Carlisle Mayor Ray Glover said he would like to encourage residents to take advantage of the public service, which at this time is available to residents only once per year.


“I want to encourage everyone to clean up their properties,” Glover said. “We do this once a year and hope everyone takes the opportunity to get rid rid of their unwanted items.”


Residents are asked to have items bagged if applicable, and placed at the curb on the day their area is scheduled for pickup. The city will not accept grass clippings, full paint cans, building materials, mattresses, roofing or car parts. Although paint cans will be collected, they must be empty with the lid removed and contain no paint.


A trailer will be available to dispose of old appliances and large items Lonoke County Waste Transfer Station, which is located outside town on Arkansas Highway 13 South.


There will be a trailer set up at the intersection of Court Street and U.S. Highway 70, Doug’s Tire and Lube, for the collection of passenger and light truck tires. Tractor, dually and tractor-trailer tires cannot be accepted.


Residents may use the transfer station during normal hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


Carlisle public works superintendent Jeff Ward said city crews will pick up tree limbs, branches and leaves on Tuesday only, due to the man power needed for the city wide clean up. Branches should be a minimum of four feet in length. Smaller limbs can be kicked back out of the chipper, which poses a hazard for city workers. It also will speed up the pickup if limbs are placed with the trunk facing the street.