Once again, Summit Hill Association/District 16 will be partnering with the West 7th/Fort Road Federation community – District 9 to our south…in a combined Neighborhood Recycling/Reuse & Disposing Cleanup event on Saturday, May 18th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ave & Victoria St. As last year, appliance recycling will be provided at the Cleanup, instead of at curbside. Statistics show that where appliances are recycled at clean-ups…more people recycle them. Fees for appliance recycling at the event will remain cheaper than curbside: only $5 each, no matter what size.
SHA offers a spring and fall joint cleanup event with District 9 so that all residents in both neighborhoods will have two opportunities per year to dispose of hard to recycle materials – not recycled curbside – in an environmentally green manner. So we offer this May 18th event and then in September the event is held at the Fort Road community site.
Here’s a short list of some hard to recycle materials: old computers, broken washing machines, exercise equipment, microwaves, TV’s, toys, furniture, lawn mowers and miscellaneous scrap metal and building materials. Look for more details about that event in the separate flyer to be sent to your home in late April.
So….it’s time to clean out your garages, basements, attics and yards and bring unwanted items for recycling, reuse and disposal to the May 18th Annual Neighborhood Cleanup site on Pleasant Avenue between the Ramsey County compost site and Victoria Avenue. This is your opportunity to inexpensively recycle and dispose of materials that would cost you more in money & time to go somewhere else.
As of last year, there is a General Load fee collected each time a person brings in a load for processing items such refuse and demolition items as concrete, construction debris, scrap metals, fluorescent light bulbs, reusable and broken household goods. That fee runs from $10 to $30 (depending on size of vehicle). In addition to that fee, there are additional small fees for appliances, A/C & water softeners, electronics, mattresses and tires ranging from $3 -$20.
Once again, SHA will be donating any reusable household items that are dropped at the event to metro-wide charities. Donations to help defray the costs of the cleanup are also welcomed.
Volunteers Needed That Day – Get Free Lunch & Free Disposal of One Load!
We are looking for volunteers to help with sorting and monitoring the drop-off site. There are two shifts: 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Or you can volunteer for all day! If you can help, please call the SHA office at 222-1222 or email: email@example.com to sign up for a 3 ½ hour shift of work – please indicate what shift you want or if you want to help all day. Volunteers will be rewarded with a free lunch and free recycle/disposal of one load of materials.