5 THINGS TO KNOW: How some residents in McAlester's Third Ward can have brush removed

Jan. 24—Keep McAlester Beautiful gives information on Saturday's brush pickup and volunteer opportunity.

1 What is this Saturday's volunteer opportunity?

The first volunteer day for 2024 will be a brush pickup.

2 Where will volunteers meet?

Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 27, 2024, at the former Jefferson Early Childhood Center at 501 S. C St. in McAlester.

Anyone can volunteer with KMB by showing up or messaging the group on Facebook.

3 What is provided and what is needed?

Gloves and vests will be provided, but trucks are needed for hauling.

4 Where is brush being picked up?

Volunteers will only pick up brush in the area of Chickasaw Avenue to Comanche Avenue, and Elm Street to E Street. Residents looking to get rid of brush must bring it to the edge of the property to be picked up. No trash will be accepted.

5 Is it just brush being accepted?

Yes, only brush will be accepted. KMB's next city-wide cleanup will be in April.

—Derrick James