A quick reminder that our neighborhood’s eighth annual Spring Cleanup is tomorrow (Saturday, May 21). The event is held in the lot adjacent to Faith Bible Church (600 W Cora Ave) and runs from 9am to 12:30pm.
You’ll need some form of ID to show you live within the Emerson-Garfield boundaries.
At the moment it looks like some scattered showers are forecast for tomorrow. The volunteer crew will be there no matter what, so make it worth their while and don’t let a little rain stop you from cleaning out the clutter from your yard, attic, basement, garage or storage room – all for free and without having to truck it over to the solid waste facility.
What can you offload? Here are some categories:
- Clean green: Bagged grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, etc. Branches must be less than 3″ in diameter and under 6′ in length. No sod, rock, gravel or animal feces.
- Refuse: Everyday junk. No food items, drywall, concrete or nail-embedded wood. All items must be in small, manageable pieces. No large furniture or mattresses.
- Recycling: Any mostly metal item, such as empty water heaters, stoves, washers/dryers, lawnmowers (drained of oil) or microwaves.
- Salvation Army: Donations of clothing and furniture. You can also e-cycle your old computers, TVs and electronic gear.
If you’d like to put Spring Cleanup in your Facebook calendar, you can RSVP to the event there.
And remember, this year the neighborhood council is organizing a separate curbside large furniture pickup for items such as sofas, easy chairs and mattresses. You can register for that tomorrow at Spring Cleanup or by calling Karl at (509) 325-3031. Pickup will take place around the third week of June. You must preregister by Saturday, June 11.
We hope to see you (plus all the refuse you want to bring) tomorrow!