Valley completes Clean Up Week

Published 7:30 am Tuesday, May 12, 2020

VALLEY — The City of Valley has recently completed a very successful Clean-Up Week. A Public Works Department truck following followed the AmWaste vehicle truck on its regular routes and picked up lots of limbs and yard waste.

“We will finish these pickups this week,” said Mayor Leonard Riley. “We will have one of our trucks running behind the AmWaste truck for curbside pickups in the places we didn’t get last week. At the Farmer’s Market Pavilion on Friday and Saturday, we received lots of tires and electronic items. We want to thank Valley residents for their response.”

Clean-Up Week was originally set for the first week in April but was delayed a month due to the stay-at-home restrictions of Governor Gov. Kay Ivey’s COVID-19 plan. Those guidelines have been loosened since then.

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By early Saturday afternoon, workmen with Public Works had filled two truckloads of unwanted electronic items. Pretty much anything with a cord was accepted.

“We’ve gotten 85 computers, 155 TVs and 285 old tires,” said Drew Pike. “It’s all going to a recycling center in Norcross, Georgia.”

Miscellaneous electronic items filled 10 pallets. Lots of cables and power cords filled another pallet. A shredder truck collected an estimated 1,000 pounds of recyclable paper.

“We’ve been really busy the past two days,” said Chandler Bolt.

Other Public Works employees helping out in the big undertaking were Terrence Brown, Joey Godfrey, Daniel Osborne, Will Bush, James Hunter, James Jackson and Ken Barnes.