The city of Idaho Falls kicked off its citywide cleanup initiative Friday.
Mayor Rebecca Casper gave a proclamation at the Bonneville County Transfer Station. The city is encouraging the community to help them spruce up the community.
From May 2 through May 10, the city will set up more than a dozen dumpster and recycle sites. There will be separate dumpsters for indoor and outdoor waste at every site. The city said tires, hazardous waste, and large appliances are not allowed at dump sites.
If anyone has large appliances to haul off, you can call the city to pick it up. They are asking people to leave a $10 check or money order in the freezer for all appliances that contain Freon. Hazardous waste can be dropped off at the Bonneville County transfer station on the second Saturday of every month from May until September.
The city is also looking for volunteers and groups to help out with various cleanup projects. Idaho Falls City Code Enforcement Officer Cherise Frei said this is the perfect time for people to take pride in their community.
"We're in an area where we are so close to water and to the mountains and such great areas, like Yellowstone. I think a lot of people travel through our area. It's a great opportunity to take pride in our community and help clean up," she said.
You can find more information on dump site locations, as well as volunteer information on the city's website.