Clean Up Valley Week scheduled

Published 7:51 am Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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VALLEY — The annual Clean Up Valley Week was initially set for the first week of April but was postponed due to the restrictions put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. It will instead take place during the week of May 4-9. Mayor Leonard Riley announced the revised plans at Monday’s meeting of the city council.

“This is a good time to clean out your attic and your garage,” Riley said. “It’s also a good time to clean up your backyard.”

AmWaste, the city’s solid waste provider, and the city’s Public Works Department will be running extra trucks starting Monday, May 4 and continue on the regular schedule that week.

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Discarded household items and tree limbs, hedge and grass clippings can be left by the curb. Keep the household and yard items in separate piles.

Unwanted items such as electronic devices with cords, old appliances and tires can be taken to the Farmer’s Market Pavilion on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.

“In some cases, you won’t have to get out of your car,” the mayor said. “Try and put everything you want to throw away in your trunk, and we will have someone there who will remove it for you.”

Riley said he especially wants to see people bring their old tires.

“We are having to pick old tires off the sides of our roads all the time,” he said. “It’s better for everyone if you bring them to the pavilion when we have electronic recycling. We also pick up old tires that day.”