Each Spring, SMILE, in cooperation with Heiberg Garbage, sponsors an annual clean-up day. Residents can clean out their attics and basements and, for a small fee, leave their junk at a drop-off point in Westmoreland Park.
Not all materials are accepted. Prohibited materials not covered by Metro’s disposal voucher program include all hazardous waste materials; all construction,remodeling or demolition materials (see examples below); all kitchen garbage, residential yard debris and trimmings, and waste and recyclables collected curbside. Some examples of high risk materials suspected of containing asbestos include:
•flooring (vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic)
•walls (plaster, decorative plaster)
•siding (cement siding shingles “Transite”)
•ceilings (acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture)
•insulation (spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC and lagging •Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions)
•fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing