Ferriday town cleanup continues

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006

FERRIDAY &8212; You&8217;ve still got time to clean up the yard.

Mayor Gene Allen announced Monday the city is extending its winter clean-up period.

Originally scheduled to end Sunday, the five containers placed around the city will remain in place until Thursday, Allen said.

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&8220;We&8217;re extending the Dumpster service to give people the opportunity to bring their stuff out to make sure the city of Ferriday is clean,&8221; he said.

Allen said he extended the program because there is more work to be done.

&8220;People aren&8217;t filling up the Dumpsters the way I thought they would,&8221; he said.

The containers, located at the intersections of Woodlawn Avenue and U.S. 84/65, E.E. Wallace Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, Kentucky Avenue and 6th Street and two on 1st Street at the city barn, are available for any citizen to put anything in. They will be replaced as often as they are filled up, Allen said.

The only limitation on the anything provision is that it must be able to fit in the container. Other than that, Allen said anything goes.

&8220;Limbs in the yard, rubbish and things on the porch or in the yard, anything,&8221; he said.

&8220;That old car fender, anything that will fit in the Dumpster.&8221;

Alderman Jerome Harris said the downpour Saturday may have thrown a wrench in the program and that a little more time would benefit the effort.

&8220;I think people will come around,&8221; he said. &8220;With a few more days, I think it&8217;ll be a success.&8221;