Baldwin beautification program set to start
Baldwin City is just about to get even more beautiful. The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its "Keep Baldwin City Beautiful" campaign Tuesday.
"We're starting a 'Keep Baldwin City Beautiful' campaign on May 1," said Brenda Day, chamber president. "We're going to plant a tree in the Tom Swan Memorial Park. That will be the kick off for the campaign and we will also start our 'Yard of the Week' program."
The kick off and tree planting is set for 9 a.m. at the chamber office at Eighth and High streets. Also as a big part of the effort will be a City Wide Clean-up Day Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"This is a great opportunity to dispose of large items, tree limbs, brush and general debris that have collected in your garages, yards and attics," said Day.
Residents can haul items to various locations in the city for disposal. Appliances, scrap metal or non-recyclable items can be taken to Allen Park (by the train depot). Tree limbs and yard debris can be brought to the Water Treatment Plant at 10th and Orange. Vehicles can be removed by calling Lonnie's recycling at 1-800-217-4855.
There are a number of items that won't be accepted, including: refuse normally picked up at residences; no tires; no commercial waste; no hazardous waste; no compressors or motors still attached to appliances; and no freon.
Call the chamber office at 594-3200 for more information.
During the week of May 1, the first "Yard of the Week" will be chosen by local experts Danny and Becky McMillen. They started the program last year and it was a big hit.
"That's right, it was," said Day. "Becky and Danny are doing it again this year. We are having a new sign made by a Baker student."
More information on that program will be provided with the initial choice.