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Column: Inn the Know… Bell’s Bits

Shawn Bell, Fountain Inn City Administrator

During the month of May, the City of Fountain Inn will continue its tradition of having its annual May Spring Cleaning (May 3-May 31).
However, this year, all pickups must be scheduled with Public Works. Email or call and leave a message at (864) 724-8590 and we will coordinate a pickup day for your items. A few items of note:

• Only one pickup per household
• All bulky items must be brought to the curb on your scheduled day
• City Staff will not assist in carrying items to the curb
We will pick up the following items:
• Furniture & Household items
o Couches, chairs, tables, dressers, box springs, mattresses, floor lamps, cribs, playhouse, carpet (rolls), similar items
• Metal Items
o Washers, dryers, stoves, hot water tanks, bicycles, bed frames, similar items
• Tires
o Up to four (4) per household
We will NOT pick up the following:
• Loose/small items
• Construction/demolition waste
• Tree stumps
• Auto parts
• Hazardous materials such as oil, wet paint, batteries, light bulbs, antifreeze, chemicals

Upcoming Events:

• 1st Annual Special Needs Awareness Superhero Run/Walk 5K on April 24 at 8am
• 15th Annual Mac Arnold Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival on April 24 from 4-10pm in Commerce Park
• Farmers Market from May 22-August 28; Saturdays from 8am-noon in Commerce Park
• Fountain Inn Police Department’s Annual Golf Tournament on May 26 at Carolina Springs Golf Course
• Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Taste Inn on May 27
• Sounds of Summer from June 4-August 27; Fridays from 7-9:30pm in Commerce Park

Shawn Bell is the City Administrator of Fountain Inn. He is an ICMA-Credentialed Manager.

For more information, go to, call 864-862-4421, or email■

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