You may want to take out more than the papers this spring, and if you’ve got some hard-to-get-rid-of trash, we’ve got good news for you! The Public Works Department will take that trash off your hands. Bring it to the Public Works Garage (8635 W. Pt. Douglas Rd. S.) on May 1; we’ll be accepting most items, including electronics, for a small disposal fee. The crew will also take larger items like hot water heaters, sofas and appliances for $10. Mattresses and box springs will be $20 each. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept hazardous materials, but the County has you covered. Those items can be brought to the Washington County Environmental Center (4039 Cottage Grove Dr. in Woodbury). For more information on Cottage Grove’s Spring Cleanup, call Public Works at 651-458-2808 or visit cottagegrovemn.gov.