Clean up; it’s Clean-up WeekClean-up Week is upon us although it’s dressed a little differently this year. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take advantage of the opportunity to get rid of items we don’t want or need anymore.
Clean-up Week is upon us although it’s dressed a little differently this year. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take advantage of the opportunity to get rid of items we don’t want or need anymore.
Clean-up Week encourages residents to tidy their homes and neighborhoods. It’s been held in Jamestown for about 10 years. And the city is cleaner because of it.
Unlike years past, this year, residents are asked to haul the unwanted materials to the baler. In previous Clean-up Weeks, city crews picked up the materials from individual residences.
And the week wasn’t just an opportunity to remove items, some residents gained items too.
Some residents used the week as an opportunity for “curbing,” as one official called it. Those residents took discarded items from the curbs and kept them for themselves. That won’t be possible this year.
Another difference this year is its date. Officials are holding the week in September rather than its usual May. City crews changed the dates because of this year’s snow and flood events.
Because of the delay, the city doesn’t have as much staffing as it would in the summer. So city residents are asked to discard the unwanted materials like branches, wood, furniture and toys themselves. Items the baler will not accept include appliances, household garbage and oil, paint and anti-freeze.
If the items can be recycled, save the landfill space and take the materials to Renaissance Recycling in downtown Jamestown.
Use this opportunity to keep our city neat and tidy.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)