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By edburrisdi20086633, May 23 2018 06:06PM

We will be closed on Monday 5/28/2018 Memorial Day. All residential routes will be ran one day later than normal that week. All pick ups will be completed as of Saturday 6/2/18. See our Holiday Schedule for a complete list of holidays!

By edburrisdi20086633, Apr 16 2018 07:20PM


For further Information, contact: Sarah Heyer 525-5525 or

For Immediate Release:

Spring Cleanup with KCB: Call for volunteers and “blight spots”

Carbondale. Carbondale’s Annual Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day will be on April 21, and Keep Carbondale Beautiful is putting out the call for public participation.

KCB is looking for suggestions of “blight spots” that need attention. The public is asked to call or email the locations. KCB Executive Director Sarah Heyer noted, “After last weekend’s Big Event, a lot of litter has been picked up in the central part of town. That should free us to get to spots that are further afield. But we need help identifying those locations.” The general public can also help by providing their used two-handled shopping bags for individuals to carry so that everyone participates. Larger bags will be provided.

KCB is also recruiting volunteers from the community to help with the cleanup. Pre-registration is encouraged (go to and increases points in the contest. Start time is 9 am. City crews pick up the bags, and volunteers from the Rotary Club of Carbondale weigh them. Prizes are given in several categories for the most litter collected. T-shirts are distributed and lunch is provided, with the help of Arnold’s Market and others.

Critical to success is support from local businesses, as event sponsors and as donors of food, supplies, or prizes. This year’s sponsors include Burkdell Mulch, Burris Disposal Service, CIMCO, Southern Recycling Center. In-kind support comes from Silkworm, SIUC, the City of Carbondale, and the Carbondale Park District.

For more information, check the website at, call Keep Carbondale Beautiful at (618)525-5525 or email

By edburrisdi20086633, Apr 16 2018 07:11PM



Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Countdown to April 22

From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.

In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and

inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

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