Now is the time for Eagle Mountain residents to do a little spring cleaning.

The Spring Community Clean-up, a semi-annual service provided by Eagle Mountain City, begins today and will run until Monday, April 24. As part of the community clean-up, dumpsters will be provided at Cory Wride Memorial Park.

“We know that it’s hard for residents to get to the landfill, and a lot of residents probably don’t have trucks or trailers or access to them,” says Dawn Hancock, Eagle Mountain City Events Manager.

Hancock, who has taken part in the event each year for the last 10 years, says that the City wants to help ease the burden of spring cleaning on residents.

“We just want to make sure we’re doing our part in helping them declutter their homes, clean up their yards, keep the community tidy without it being too much of a burden on them,” she says.

Dumpsters will be available to residents beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dumpsters will also be provided from 8 a.m. until Noon on Monday.

A shredding truck will be available at the park from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday. Residents simply need to drop off any documents that need to be shredded and staff will shred everything on location.

Hancock says that residents may also want to watch their documents be shredded instead of dropping them off.

Residents are able to dump yard waste, e-waste (in the specified e-waste bins) and light household waste at the dumpsters.

However, animal remains, paint, commercial waste, tires, appliances, furniture, mattresses, explosives, barbed wire, dirt, rocks oversized items and any hazardous waste will not be accepted at the dumpsters.

“It’s hard for us to maintain the dumpsters when we have those big, bulky items. They fill up too fast. And then the other residents don’t have the opportunity to dump their smaller loads,” says Hancock. “So that’s why we provide the additional dump passes. [They] are in addition to the two that [residents] get annually so they can still get rid of those items but not use up their two annual dump passes.”

While mattresses, tires and refrigerators may come with an additional fee, the dump pass will allow residents to dispose of all other items at the landfill free of charge.

To assist residents further, Hancock says that this year the City has partnered with Quality Roofing and Energy to provide a dump truck on site.

“They’re a local business,” says Hancock. “So anyone who brings furniture items, appliances or those oversized items, we’ll be loading onto that trailer and then that company will take the trailer to the landfills for the residents that are being turned away.”

Because some may be turned away, Hancock asks residents using the dumpsters to remember to be kind to staff.

“Please, when it comes, be kind and courteous to the staff,” she says. “They’re just following the rules we have in place from ACE recycle and the landfill…often we get yelled at and sworn at.”

The dumpsters will be emptied periodically. If residents have questions about the dumpsters, they are encouraged to reach out to Eagle Mountain City on social media.