It's time for spring cleaning, and the Dearing Town Council is making it easier for the town residents. In cooperation with the national "Keep America Beautiful 2008 Great American Clean Up" campaign, the town council has designated Saturday, April 26, as a clean up day.
"With all the people coming from all over into Dearing for Mayfest, we'd like to make the best impression possible," said councilman Kristopher Wells, who is heading up the clean up effort. "We'd like for our town to look its best."
Free 30-gallon trash bags, cleaning gloves and hand sanitizer can be picked up from Town Hall between 9 a.m. and noon on Thursdays before the clean up day, and at 8 a.m. the day of. Three large trash dumpsters will be on the lot behind the new ambulance sub station in downtown Dearing from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Area residents may dump any trash free of charge. An ID is required to validate proof of residency in and around the Dearing area.
No hazardous materials, paint, batteries or tires will be accepted. The dumpsters will be categorized for trash, wood and metal. Large items, such as discarded furniture, appliances and building scraps, must be broken down into 3 ft. by 3 ft. by 3 ft. pieces.
"They can get out their chain saws and tear it up," Mayor Sean Kelley quipped during the town council meeting.
Mr. Wells has volunteered to pick up trash along the main roadways, and is encouraging other council members and residents to join him during the clean up day.
While residents are hauling off their trash, they can get their vehicles cleaned at a car wash in the Town Hall parking lot, sponsored by the Dearing Boy Scouts to benefit Relay For Life.
"We'll have a lot going on downtown that Saturday," Mr. Wells said during the council meeting. "They can clean their house, clean their yard and clean their car all in the same day."
THE GREAT DEARING CLEAN UP
WHAT: Free trash throw-away for Dearing area residents
WHEN: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, April 26
MORE INFO: Bring bagged trash or large items broken down into 3'x3'x3' pieces to the lot behind the new ambulance sub station. Any item is accepted except hazardous materials, paint, batteries or tires.