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Elgin Cleanup Day to be May 7

April 28, 2011 by lmorgan 

The annual Elgin Community Cleanup Day will be held Saturday, May 7. Organized by the Elgin Community Club with assistance from the City of Elgin, a commercial dumpster will be located north of the Elgin Livestock sale barn and be accessible throughout the weekend.

On May 7, volunteers wishing to help out should meet at Elgin One Stop by 8:30 a.m. They will be available to lend assistance to those in need.

K-12 students from Elgin Public Schools will be assisting in cleanup efforts around town on Thursday, May 5, as part of The Great American Cleanup campaign.

It’s important for persons who need assistance to call The Elgin Review (843-5500) no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, to schedule a pickup.

It will be the property owner’s responsibility to haul items to the curb where they will be picked up. No volunteers will enter any homes to remove items.

Items must be placed by the curb by 8 a.m. to be hauled away by volunteers. Items which can be placed in the dumpsters include TVs, computers, mattresses and old furniture. Computers and TVs must be kept separate.

No tree branches or grass clippings will be hauled away by volunteers. The city dump, located west of town, will be open Saturday for persons to haul out tree limbs and grass clippings. Tree limbs must be separate from grass clippings and disposed of in the proper place.

No hazardous materials will be accepted as part of the community cleanup, nor will any tires, liquids, paints or batteries.

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