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Citizens asked to use road sand collection sites

DULUTH, MN — The City of Duluth is inviting people to dispose of excess road salt and sand from sidewalks, curbs, and boulevards at one of the road sand collection sites set up around the City.

Bins to collect the sand and salt will be in place on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Street sweepers collect road sand from the streets as quickly as possible in the spring, but any additional cleanup help from citizens is greatly appreciated.

If not picked up before the spring rains, the sand washes into our streams and can damage trout habitat.

The best way to dispose of road sand is to sweep it up and bring it to one of the four dump sites that the City has set up around Duluth.

The collection sites are large, green, roll-off dumpsters marked with a sign.

They are open to all Duluth residents to drop off road sand from their sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Sites are located at the following locations:

-Chester Bowl, near the playground
-Duluth Heights Community Club Parking Lot
-Piedmont Community Center
-Wheeler Field, on your way to the back
-Portman Community Center (47th Avenue East)

These sites are monitored for illegal dumping. Please dispose of yard waste, leaves, grass clippings, and brush at the WLSSD yard waste site.

Catch basins lead directly to our streams and Lake Superior, not to the wastewater treatment plant.

Contact the City of Duluth at 730-4130 during business hours or 730-4100 on evenings and weekends to report any illegal discharge or dumping.

For additional information regarding this program, please contact Program Coordinator Andy Swanson 218-730-4079

Kaitlyn Moffett

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