Get rid of unwanted items at Centerville’s annual cleanup

April 3, 2013 

CENTERVILLE -- Saturday is Centerville’s annual citywide spring cleanup day.

Officials are urging residents to gather their trash and items they want to be rid of and get them to the curb by 8 a.m. for a special garbage run. Residents also can bring items to trash bins that will be placed at the city’s recycling center at 101 Industrial Way, just off of Carl Vinson Parkway.

“We’ll be collecting trash and having special events at the recycling center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” said Centerville City Councilman Randall Wright, who is a coordinator for the day and a volunteer at the recycling center.

“There’s no charge for the curbside pickup or to bring trash items to the Dumpsters that will be set up at the recycling center especially for the day,” he said. “Of course, you can also bring your recyclables to the center Saturday as well.”

Wright said residents may put “anything and everything” at street-side Saturday or bring it to the recycling center if they would rather do that or if they miss the garbage run.

Officials also are working to create some family fun at the recycling center Saturday.

“We’ll be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs to give away at no charge and will have door prizes that have been donated by local merchants,” Wright said. “There will be face-painting for the kids as well as some clowns around to add to the fun.”

Wright said the city’s recycling center has been in operation for 11 years, and there has been an annual cleanup day longer than that. He said the day is sponsored by the city and Centerville Sanitation.

Conducted each April, last year the event collected 33.5 tons of trash and 44 tons the year before. In case of rain, the cleanup will be moved to April 13.

Contact Michael W. Pannell at mwpannell@gmail.com.

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