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130-plus participate in Cleanup Day

Dear Editor:

Keep Lincoln County Beautiful just finished its Hazardous Waste Cleanup Day at the Brookhaven City Landfill. More than 130 people came with materials that are difficult to recycle or dispose of properly without professional help to make sure it is done correctly.

Here is a summary of what was collected in that four-hour period:

• Paint – 25,000 pounds

• Aerosols – 1,206 pounds

• Propane Cylinders – eight tanks

• Oxidizing Liquids – 32 pounds

• Poisons – 1,426 pounds

• Corrosives – 224 pounds

• Mercury – five pounds

• Flammable Liquids – 250 pounds

• Florescent bulbs – 80 linear feet

• Alkaline Batteries – 173 pounds

• Motor Oil -700 gallons

Thanks to everyone for taking the time bring these materials out for safe disposal.

Over the next five weeks, dumpsters will be set up in each district to collect debris as part of the Great American Cleanup. We encourage Lincoln County residents to take this opportunity to haul off junk and debris such as old broken appliances, tires, white goods, furniture and similar items while doing their Spring cleanup.

This will help in continuing to get rid of trash and encourage other to help us cleanup Lincoln County and reduce the litter on our roadsides. Locations and dates of where dumpster are placed can be found on the Keep Lincoln County Beautiful website at www.homerrichardson.com/KLCB.

Homer Richardson

Keep Lincoln County Beautiful