The city of Neosho invites all residents to clear their property of unwanted “stuff” during the annual city-wide cleanup from Thursday through Saturday, May 1-3.

Wes Franklin, public relations and events coordinator, invites residents to dispose of irregular items at the Neosho Transfer Station, 4701 Howard Bush Dr. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

“One thing we try to stress,” said Franklin, “is that because it is only open to city residents, they need to bring a recent water bill to verify that they live in the city limits. There will be somebody there, checking.”

Franklin said city residents may bring most household debris to the transfer station including, “Couches, recliners, toilets, sinks, carpets, scrap metal, paper, cardboard; we even take yard waste – limbs and branches and that sort of thing, because people have asked about it.”

He said items that will not be accepted include tires; hazardous wastes such as chemicals, oils, antifreeze and the like; batteries; and most liquids. Because of Freon issues, Franklin said appliances also will not be accepted. He said paint will be accepted; “But it has to be solidified, which you can do by mixing with cat litter or other solids and mix it up and let it dry.”

Franklin said roll-offs will be on site for citizens to dispose of their items, and a city-operated front-end loader will be on hand to help with disposal of larger items. For more information about this free service to Neosho citizens, contact Dana Daniel at 451-8050.