Ready to clear out the clutter in and around your home this spring? Trash Amnesty 2023 is taking place March 13 through April 7, allowing Auburn residents to take care of spring cleaning without paying extra fees for collection.

This will mark the 19th year the city of Auburn’s Environmental Services Department has provided a trash amnesty period. Five years ago, the city held the first Trash Amnesty Month as an extension of the weeklong amnesty period that the Auburn City Council had long designated to waive collection fees for oversized yard debris and other bulky yard waste that exceeds 5 cubic yards.

Please follow these guidelines when taking advantage of Trash Amnesty 2023:

• The city will accept yard waste, appliances and bulky items for collection. Please do not include materials such as household garbage or hazardous waste.

• Place debris at the curb no later than 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day.

• Place items at least 3 feet from mailboxes, utility boxes, poles, storm drains or other fixed objects.

• All items should be contained or bundled so they do not fall into the street or down storm drains.

• Limbs and other debris should be no longer than 5 feet.

• Place all items in one pile for pickup.

Please note, because of the large volume of pickup expected during this time, residents may experience a delay in their normal collection schedule.