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This story was corrected Friday May 25, 2012. An explanation for the correction appears at the bottom of this story.

Curbside bulk trash collection in Mount Airy is scheduled to start June 2.

Items for the collection must be at the curb by 6 a.m. and will be picked up by Key Sanitation, with two collections: one for bulk items and the other for metal objects.

Each residence is allowed two bulk items, according to the town’s website.

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers must include a certification by a certified technician that the freon has been removed from them in order for them to be collected. In addition, the gas and oil must be removed from riding and push movers and propane tank from grills before they are set on the curb.

Items that will not be accepted include: mattresses, box springs, construction and building materials, propane tanks, cardboard, paper and books, tires, batteries, basketball hoops or poles, yard waste, dirt, rocks, sod, root balls, tree trimmings, concrete materials, paint, fencing, gasoline, oil, other flammables, hazardous waste, explosives, ammunition, dead animals, human or animal feces, medical waste, household trash, bags of clothing or automobile parts.

This story was corrected to provide accurate information about the amount of bulk trash allowed to be disposed of.