MOORHEAD — As spring cleaning starts in the Fargo-Moorhead metro and beyond, sanitation workers are reminding those putting unwanted items on their curbs to do it safely.

They're asking people to not put anything directly in the street, so items have less of a chance of getting hit by oncoming traffic.

Todd Bratlien, Moorhead's sanitation manager, said drivers should also slow down if they're behind workers who are doing their jobs and picking up the items from the curbs.

Bratlien said he's aware of drivers also taking Clean Up Week treasures for themselves, which he added is okay to do, as long as they don't get in the way of the clean up process.

"(People sometimes) block the whole pile (of items), because they're digging," Bratlien said. "People will tear open bags, and dig through bags, and sometimes they don't let us by, but that's a rarity."

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Fargo and Moorhead will do their Clean Up Weeks through Friday, May 7, and will also do one the week of Monday, May 10. Bratlien said pickups in Moorhead are on the opposite week of your recycling week.

West Fargo, Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are holding their Clean Up Weeks through Friday, May 7 only.