It’s time to spruce things up for spring

Published 10:30pm Saturday, March 29, 2014

The annual “Dumpster Days” are coming to Lincoln County starting April 3, and residents will have the opportunity to dispose of oversize items like old mattresses, broken appliances and dilapidated furniture at designated dumpster sites.

This annual rite of spring gives us all an opportunity to clean up and clear out the clutter on our own property, but we’d like to suggest going a little further with the cleanup this year.

Why not pick up that trash lying along the roadway near your home, school, church or work place, too?

Make an extra effort to help clean up at the businesses you frequent as well. Put your shopping cart back where it belongs instead of leaving it by your car in the parking lot, and while you’re at it, pick up any trash lying around on the pavement and throw it in the proper receptacles, too.

Maybe you didn’t put the trash there, but you can pick it up. If we all had this kind of mentality, think how nice we could have our community looking.

For those large items that can’t be disposed of any other way, now is the time to take them to the dumpsters being positioned around the county.

Here is the schedule for the dumpsters:

• Monticello Street east of County Farm Road, April 3-6

• Newman Road and Old Highway 51, April 10-13

• Highway 51 and Brister Street, April 17-20

• Jackson Liberty Road and West Lincoln Drive, April 24-27

• James Case’s store on California Road, May 1-4.

Remember though that hazardous materials, such as old paint, motor oil and corrosive items, are not being collected this year. Also, commercial tire disposal is not allowed.

Spring is traditionally a time for cleaning, so there’s no better time to pitch in. Let’s work together to make Brookhaven and Lincoln County a showplace!