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Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson talks trash

On Monday, Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson joined City of Amarillo City Management and the Public Works department to announce a new informational campaign regarding bulky waste. Each City dumpster will be marked with a sign that demonstrates the proper way to dispose of bulky items and informs residents to locate items on the front curb for easy pick-up.

"I want the city to be more beautiful. And I want citizens to not have the problem of terrible trash piled up by their dumpsters that they can't do much about."

"I really think it's that people don't realize that it is illegal to dump trash outside of the dumpster. If it doesn't fit in the dumpster, then it has to go in the landfill, and it's your responsibility to get it there," Nelson said.

Amarillo City Management and the Public Works department demonstrates the curbside pick-up.

"First, give us a call then we'll let you know when to place your items out there. Then give us 24 hours once you make that call for us to go ahead and get those items removed," Public Works Director Raymond Lee said.

Learn more about Amarillo's new program for bulk item disposal.

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