Spring weather means spring cleaning


TORRINGTON – Spring has sprung, which in Wyoming means many things. Spring in Wyoming could very well bring some snow however, we will likely be seeing some warmer weather. For many, warmer weather means getting those outside projects underway. According to Tammy Cearns, Code Enforcement Officer with the Torrington Police Department, weeds are a constant battle in our part of the country and the sooner we start the fight, the better our chances of winning that battle.

“Please remember that you are responsible for weed and mowing maintenance from the street in front of your property to the center of the alley behind,” Cearns said. “Don’t forget that the City of Torrington Baler Facility is an excellent resource where you can dispose of branches and other yard waste free of charge.”

Beginning May 1, the Baler Facility will be open on Saturdays.

Each year, the City of Torrington holds a spring cleanup week as an incentive for community members to utilize the Baler Building services free of charge. 

“This year the event will take place from Saturday, May 7 through Saturday, May 14, excluding Sunday, May 8. During this time-period you can take any trash or garbage items that you need to get rid of, with the exception of hazardous waste, to the Baler Building free of charge,” Cearns said. “You will need to bring a copy of your city utility bill with you. If you have large items such as couches, refrigerators, bathtubs or other items that you need to get rid of, this is an excellent time to do it.”

Keeping your property up to code means avoiding fines of up to $750. Cearns is available to field any questions about city ordinances that cover property maintenance within the community. Cearns can be reached at the Police Department by calling 307-532-7001. 

“Thank you for keeping our community looking good and we wish you a happy spring season,” said Cearns.

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