Civic organizations, churches, families and friends are encouraged to participate in Edmond’s annual spring cleanup event scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 .
Volunteers can meet in the University of Central Oklahoma parking lot behind Fire Station No. 1, located at 925 E. 2nd St.
Operation Clean Community volunteers will join in the statewide Trash-Off Day, which is sponsored by the Beautification Office of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
City Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell said the Edmond Rotary and many other groups will be taking part in the community-wide effort.
“We’ve done this as long as I can remember,” Caldwell said. “It’s always a fun way for different people to get together with their organizations. It’s one of the neat things that can be handled by a town that still has that small hometown feel.”
The Edmond Neighborhood Alliance is also proactive in supporting the cleanup effort, said Dena Bleeker. She and other members of the Redbud Canyon Homeowners Association will be picking up trash along a half-mile area of their neighborhood.
“I think we’ve done it for the past five or six years,” Bleeker said.
Edmond Beautiful President Saundra Naifeh said volunteers will be able to go to designated areas to dispose of electronic waste, paper shredding and tires. Volunteers are needed to clean section line roads.
Edmond Beautiful and other event sponsors will be providing coffee and donuts for volunteers, as well as prizes for the most unusual trash picked up during the event.
Services offered at this year’s event include:
• Paper document shredding provided by RiteWay Shredding. Customer’s documents will be shredded on site within view of the customers. (solid waste residential customers only. A utility bill will be required.)
• E-waste collection provided by Edmond Beautiful. E-waste consists of TVs, VCRs, computers, etc.
• Tire collection. This service is for Edmond residential customers. Only car tires will be accepted.
To volunteer or for more information, call the City of Edmond Public Works office at 216-7770.
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