Spring cleaning is underway in one East Tennessee city.
For more than 30 years Gatlinburg has committed city resources to help clean up junk to help the city shine.
During his 13 years with the Gatlinburg Sanitation Department, Ronnie Ogle has come to appreciate his knuckle boom truck.
"It takes the work out of it," Ronnie Ogle said. "It's like you're running something that has this awesome power. It takes the work out of it."
Work is busy this week for Sparkle Days.
The city sanitation department picks up items not included in normal garbage collection like scrap metal and old appliances.
"Old furniture, swing sets, you get any and everything," Ogle said.
There are a few restrictions. No tires. No old paint.
"Well one guy wanted me to haul his van away I guess was the worst thing but of course we didn't get it," he said.
Denise Throntveit said Brookside Resort is remodeling. In with the new and out with the old.
"The city will come and pick it up at no charge, no charge whatsoever. So I have mattresses, I've got carpets I've been piling up and we're going to be getting rid of that today," Denise Throntveit said.
Volunteers help during Sparkle Days.
Monday morning, Boys and Girls Club members moved stuff to a pile so the knuckle boom truck could carry it away.
"Community service, character, and leadership is one of our organizational values and we are always talking to the kids about giving back to the community," Melissa Dove with the Boys and Girls Club said.
They're giving back to a community that depends on making a good, clean impression.
"We're a tourist based economy and we want our town to look good," Public Services Manager Larry Henderson said.
That's part of Larry Henderson's mission all year as Gatlinburg's Public Services Manager. It's something the whole department embraces, especially this week.
"We've got a group of hard working individuals in our department and we're really proud of them. They're willing to rise up for the occasion and do whatever it takes to get the job done," he said.
Ronnie Ogle said, "Twice as busy, The amount of stuff you get is just unreal on Sparkle Days."
This week Sparkle Days focuses on businesses. Residential clean up is set for the week of April 8th.
"You're getting a lot of junk out of the city. It's a good feeling," Ogle said.
The streets sure do sparkle in Gatlinburg.