MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP – Mad River Township and the Village of Enon are combining forces, along with the Clark County Solid Waste District and Greenon Local School District, to sponsoring a fall community cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Indian Valley Intermediate School, 510 S. Xenia Drive.
According to Mad River Township Trustee Kathy Estep, People Restoring Image and Developing the Environment (PRIDE) volunteers will be on hand to help unload items into dumpers from 9 a.m. until noon or when dumpsters are full.
“I do recommend that residents come early because the collection will end when the dumpsters are full,” Estep said during Monday, Sept. 21 Mad River Township Trustees’ meeting.
She noted that the event is open to township and village residents only, and those residents dropping off items at the site will need to show proof of residency.
Each household will be limited to disposing one pickup truck load of bulky items that are not routinely collected by curbside hauling services, such as used building materials, hardware, furniture and mattresses.
“There will be no charge for these items, and mercury thermometers will also be accepted for free,” Estep said.
Cleaned-out refrigerators and freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners will be accepted for a fee of $5 for each appliance. Estep explained that the township and village are charging this fee to cover the expenses for disposing the chlorofluorocarbons, as mandated by federal law.
Up to four tires will be accepted for free, and six additional tires will be taken for a cost of $1 for each tire. Tires on rims will also be accepted for a $5 fee per tire.
However, Estep cautioned that a number of items would not be accepted, including tires from farm vehicles, regular bagged garbage, all yard waste, batteries, TVs, computers, and other electronics. No hazardous waste will be accepted at the drop-off site such as paint, paint thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals, bleaches, solvents, antifreeze, and motor oil.
Estep is encouraging township and village residents to take advantage of this annual service.
“This is a great opportunity for township and village residents to rid themselves of unwanted items that have been accumulating around their homes and properties and clean up our community,” Estep said. “I personally participate each year.”
Linda Collins is a freelance reporter for Greene County News.