MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The City of Mankato offered spring cleanup every Saturday in May as residents prepare for summer.
Spring cleanup allows citizens to get rid of items that are otherwise tough to throw away.
Citizens could drive those items to the City of Mankato Public Works Center free of cost.
This year, the city collected over 465 tons of trash - or the equivalent of more than 900-thousand pounds.
“It just gives everyone an opportunity to throw away items that we just can’t throw into our garbage cans. Maybe they are too big, maybe they are just not appropriate for the garbage but to be able to bring them up to the city shop and have them disposed of properly, really at no added cost, is an added benefit," said Mankato Public Safety Commander Matt DuRose.
DuRose added that this year’s number was quite a bit bigger than years past.