Spring Cleanup rescheduled for next week with new rules in place

After months of waiting, La Porte’s Spring Cleanup will finally take place next week, according to Mayor Tom Dermody. 

“Though ‘Spring Cleanup’ is now more accurately ‘Summer Cleanup,’ we are happy to finally be able to offer this service to our residents,” Dermody said. “My office received several calls about the event over the last several weeks, and we are grateful to our trash vendor, RTS, for working with us to find a safe way to make it happen.” 

Running Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, city residents will be able to discard of their large and heavy trash. However, Dermody said citizens need to be aware of the new guidelines put in place to protect RTS sanitation workers from the spread of COVID-19: 

  • All trash must be securely tied in bags; 
  • All mattresses must be fully wrapped in plastic or otherwise sealed/covered; 
  • All large items, such as small furniture, must be fully wrapped in plastic or otherwise sealed/covered; and 
  • Waste generated from construction, renovation, repair and/or demolition of residences will not be collected as part of Spring Cleanup. 

Per CDC guidelines, RTS workers will not pick up any trash that is not in compliance. Residents with questions can visit www.LaPorte.RTS.com or call 833-787-1234.