BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're doing some spring cleaning in your yard, there's a few changes for debris pick up in Bangor you need to be aware of.
Monday, crews began picking up metal pieces on curbs like stoves, washing machines and dryers.
Mon., May 9, for those living west of the Kenduskeag Stream, brush will be picked up starting at 6 a.m. For those living on the east side of the Kenduskeag Stream, brush will be picked up a week later on Mon., May 15, also starting at 6 a.m.
In years past, public works took large items like couches, but they won't be doing that this year because of budget cuts.
"Opening the compound for four weekends in May resulted in over 500 hours of overtime," said Public Works Director Dana Wardwell. "We had to rent dumpsters, we had to hire a private contractor to haul it to the landfill."