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Last chance for Dumpster Days

By NATHANIEL WEATHERSBY

DAILY LEADER Staff Writer

There’s one more chance for Lincoln County residents to finish their spring cleaning with the last weekend of Dumpster Days.

Now until Sunday dumpsters will be placed on the lot at James Case’s Store on California Road.

Homer Richardson, head of Keep Lincoln County Beautiful, said that this is the last opportunity for Lincoln County residents to get rid of their waste until this time next year, if the county receives the grant again.

“If they roll tires off in a ditch, creek or field, it’s a lot harder to get those things,” Richardson said.

Things that can be put into the dumpsters include furniture, mattresses, TVs, building materials and similar items. Organizers ask that larger items (tires, refrigerators, air conditioners, stoves) be placed on the ground near the dumpster.

Paint, oil, hazardous materials or household garbage will not be accepted. Commercial tires will not be accepted. Organizers also want people to know that scavenging isn’t allowed at the bins.

Richardson said commercial tires are those from commercial businesses looking to get rid of large numbers of tires.

“It’s really designed for homes, churches or non-profit groups, not for business,” Richardson said.

He said they also do not want an appliance business dumping old appliances.

He said Dumpster Days is designed to get people out cleaning up their neighborhoods. He encourages people who have elderly neighbors to offer to move things for them because a lot of times people tend to forget things that are just sitting around their homes.

“We really appreciate people taking the time to do it,” Richardson said.

Dumpsters Days is a part of the 2015 Lincoln County Great American Cleanup. The schedule of events promoting the beautification of the county is a subsection of Great American Cleanup Mississippi, which is a part of Keep America Beautiful. It was made possible through a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.