Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

City-Wide Cleanup is back on track for May 7

April 14, 2005

After a two-year hiatus, the City of Baldwin City will return with the City-Wide Cleanup. This year, the cleanup is scheduled for May 7.

The cleanup had been done for years, but came to a stop two years ago. It provides Baldwin residents with a chance to clean up their yards, houses, whatever and get rid of the junk -- for free.

And, in its return, there are several new offerings included in the cleanup. Those include other avenues for disposal than is what is offered at the city's drop site at the water treatment/power plant at 1100 Orange. There will also be food available from a "hot-dog wagon."

"I just want it to be a fun community event that will help beautify Baldwin," said Kathae Falley, city inspector.

At the plant site, there will be drop-off areas for: limbs of all manageable sizes and yard waste; trash and debris not picked up on regular schedule; and recyclable metals and appliances without compressors. The site will not accept: hazardous waste, commercial waste, contractor dumping, tires and unapproved appliances with compressors.

However, there will be additional sites that will accept those items that day. At Tires and More, 131 Baker St., tires will be accepted for a small fee. Appliances with compressors or freon can be dropped off at A&H Heating and Cooling, 1717 College.

Falley also pointed out that getting rid of hazardous waste is possible by calling the Douglas County Hazardous Waste Program at (785)832-3030. The city has several other numbers that people can call, such as for getting rid of cars.

Seniors or disabled citizens who need help with the cleanup can call the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce for assistance at 594-3200. For additional information, contact public works at 594-6907.

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