Community Clean-up

Community Clean Up Clean Up Coordinator: Cindy Keever 1215 W 1st Street The Dalles Oregon 97058 Phone: 541-296-5401 x 2004 PRESS RELEASE DATE: April 29, 2013 TOPIC: 26th ANNUAL COMMUNITY CLEAN UP CONTACT: CINDY KEEVER 541-506-2004 FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATELY The 26th annual Community Clean Up event will take place on Saturday, May 4th. In addition to picking up litter throughout town, The Dalles residents can also dispose of yard debris and other unwanted items by taking them to the National Guard Armory, at the corner of 6th and Webber Streets, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Volunteers and donations are still welcome to help make the event a success. Call Cindy Keever at 541-506-2004, The Dalles Public Works office at 541-296-5401, or Erwin Swetnam or Jim Winterbottom at The Dalles Disposal – 541-298-5149, to volunteer your help. Featured again this year will be the Reuse Fair. Residents are encouraged to separate usable goods from their trash. Upon entering the collection site, they will be asked if they have anything to contribute to the Reuse Fair. Usable items will be collected in a separate area, from which residents will be allowed to take what they need. The Tri-County Hazardous Waste Program will also be holding a collection event in The Dalles on May 18th. Certain household hazardous waste and electronic waste can be taken to The Dalles Disposal & Transfer Station located at 1317 West 1st Street. Please call 541-506-2636 or visit the program’s website at for details. Community Cleanup Guidelines Lines for the cleanup event are long and move slowly. To help speed things up, all participants are asked to adhere to the following guidelines. No exceptions will be made! ✽ Hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm only. No vehicles will be served after 3:00 pm. Unauthorized dumping at the Armory site outside of these hours could jeopardize the future of this event. ✽ To help traffic flow smoothly, please approach the Armory from the south (on 10th Street) and exit toward 6th Street. ✽ This program is for The Dalles residents only and is limited to 2 pickup loads per household. ✽ Residents are asked to make a donation of canned goods to benefit The Dalles Area Food Share. This year’s goal is to collect 500 pounds of food. ✽ Residents are expected to help unload their vehicles. ✽ No loads larger than a standard-sized pickup are allowed. ✽ No debris from commercial businesses will be accepted. Contractors will be rerouted to the Transfer Station for disposal for a fee. ✽ To speed up the unloading process: Please bag leaves, grass and clippings. Bundle branches with string or twine. Do not use wire! Material should not be over 5 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter. Yard debris which is not bagged or bundled will not be accepted! As all yard debris will be recycled, it must be kept separate from other refuse. ✽ Do not bring: Kitchen-type garbage, tires, or used appliances containing freon. (No refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners.) ✽ Hazardous waste materials such as oil-based paint and pesticides will not be accepted. A Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will be taking place on May 18th, at The Dalles Disposal at 1317 West 1st Street. Please call 541-506-2636 for details. ✽ The City of The Dalles, garbage haulers, and program volunteers are not liable for any damage incurred as a result of participation in this program. ✽ Bins and assistance will be available for recyclables such as glass and plastic. ✽ No dirt, rock, or animal waste (such as manure) will be accepted. ✽ No trash or debris will be accepted at the landfill, only at the Armory. VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME – AND DONATIONS WILL BE GLADLY ACCEPTED. Individuals or groups can volunteer to help clean up areas of town, assist on-site at the armory, or help seniors and disabled persons by transporting their yard debris. For more information, please contact Cindy Keever at 506-2004, The Dalles Public Works office at 296-5401, ext 2001, or Erwin Swetnam of The Dalles Disposal at 298-5149. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers at the Armory on Saturday, May 4TH. Volunteers will serve free Pepsi products courtesy of Pepsi-Cola of The Dalles and free hot dogs, chips and pastries donated by local businesses. The Community Cleanup phone number will be 541-288-6267. This number will be connected only on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for questions or requests for assistance. The Dalles Community Clean Up is connected with the non-profit organization, SOLV (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism), whose goal is to bring together government, business and individual volunteers for projects that enhance the livability of Oregon. The local annual clean up is successful because of the generous donations of The Dalles Disposal Service and Wasco Landfill, both Waste Connections Inc. companies, and the many agencies, businesses, civic organizations and volunteers who contribute time and resources. The Dalles Community Cleanup partners with SOLV’s Project Oregon - “Working to Preserve This Treasure Called Oregon.”


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