Fall Clean-up set for next week in Graham
Graham’s annual Fall Clean-Up event kicks off Saturday, Oct. 19, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 27.
As opposed to the Spring clean-up, which takes place on the Downtown Square, all of the cleanup activities will happen at the Graham Convenience Station, at 1421 Avenue F. The station allows dumping of general refuse more than the 6-cubic-yard limit for free, but does not accept household garbage or food items.
The Paper Pig will be at the convenience station Saturday, Oct. 19 to provide paper shredding. The first two bags or boxes will be free per household or business and each additional will cost $5. The Paper Pig services were secured and arranged through the Graham Chamber of Commerce.
“I did change the hours on that slightly. Normally, I put that is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” Graham Convenience Station Manager Joel Williams said. “It will be from 9 a.m. to noon (this time.)”
The Keep Graham Beautiful organization which assists with the Spring clean-up, does not participate in the Fall event due to it being a slower clean-up event, according to Williams.
The entry of the station will be monitored with proof of Graham residency via a city water bill and driver license being required. The station will be open for special extended hours daily during the clean-up event for bulk disposal.
On Oct. 19 and 26, the convenience station will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on Oct. 20 and 27, the station will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from Oct. 21 through 25, the station will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We will be well staffed on the weekends to handle any crowds that come in,” Williams said. “So, we should be able to get people in and out of here pretty quick, probably within 10 to 15 minutes.”
He added items which are not accepted as bulky waste include appliances with gaseous refrigerants, batteries, regulated medical wastes, liquid waste, asbestos waste and radioactive waste. Items such as shingles, brick, concrete, rock and heavy items are not general refuse and will be charged for if brought in. Small items, such as toys and clothes, must be boxed or bagged if they are to be classified as a bulky item.
For the rest of the story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 16 edition of The Graham Leader.