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Article posted: 4/18/2013 6:07 PM

Getting rid of soggy stuff

By Susan Sarkauskas

Do you find yourself with extra garbage this week -- namely soaked drywall and flooded carpeting?

So far, two Tri-Cities area towns have made plans for a special pickup.

Geneva Public Works Director Dan Dinges said Thursday he is working with the town's garbage hauler to arrange a pickup. But it may not happen until next week, he said, both because the garbage hauler is busy and because Geneva wants to give people time to get the stuff out of their house.

Residents should check the city website, geneva.il.us, or sign up for the city's email news system, to find out when the pickup will happen, he said. They can also check the city's Twitter feed and Facebook page.

North Aurora is also planning a special pickup. It expected to release details late Thursday on the village website, its Facebook page and via the Nixle alert system.

Batavia does not plan a special pickup. Residents should make piles of the debris, no more than 50 pounds, and attach a trash sticker to each pile, according to City Administrator Bill McGrath.

No special pickup is planned in Sugar Grove, either. Carpet needs to be cut in to 4-foot lengths, bundled and tied. Drywall should be cut into pieces no more than 4 feet long. Miscellaneous items need to be placed in cans or bagged. And no item, can, bag or bundle should weigh more than 50 pounds, according to Village Clerk Cynthia Galbreath.

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