Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual residential spring clean-up has been re-scheduled for Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9. Residents may begin putting items out on Wednesday, September 30. Only those residents currently paying a monthly sanitation charge on their utility bill are eligible to participate. Businesses and apartment complexes on the commercial dumpster rate are not eligible to participate in the program.
Large item tags for clean-up can be purchased from Monday, September 28, through Friday, October 2, at a cost of $11 per tag. Tags are non-refundable but may be used for future annual spring clean-ups.
If your item is not picked up, it is because your items did not meet the guidelines or was put out after City crews had completed pick up in your area. Crews will make one, and only one, pass through the City. You will be responsible for the immediate removal of any items not picked up and may be subject to an administrative fine which may include a disposal fee if you do not remove the items.
Tags may be purchased at Schaap Sanitation, City Hall and Worthington Public Utilities.
For more information, please contact Community Services at 507-372-8650, Schaap Sanitation at 507-376-9218 or visit the City of Worthington Facebook page.
The Worthington Public Utilities Wastewater Department will begin smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines in the city on August 17. Testing will continue for approximately three to four weeks.
Testing will occur in all areas located east of a line from Highway 59, North Humiston Avenue, Humiston Avenue, north of Okabena Street and east of 1st Avenue.
Some smoke may enter residences or businesses through dry plumbing traps and may be avoided by running water in the traps of floor and shower drains prior to the above time period. The smoke is visible, has an odor and is generally harmless. However, it may in some cases cause respiratory irritation. Ventilating the area by opening windows will cause the smoke to dissipate rapidly. Please call 372-8680 if you observe smoke in your home or business or have any questions regarding this program.
This testing is being performed as part of an ongoing program to improve your sanitary sewer service. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.