Towns are calling all cleaners
SUMMIT COUNTY – No matter where you’ll be in Summit County on Saturday, it’s a guarantee somebody will be able use your help. Saturday is Countywide Cleanup Day, and all the towns are looking for volunteers to roll up their sleeves and troll local streets, parks and highways for garbage.Everyone who participates will be rewarded with a free picnic following the respective events, and all supplies, such as gloves, maps and trash bags, will be provided.The towns will also allow people to drop off garbage, old appliances, slash and scrap metal from their own spring cleaning at designated areas on cleanup day.Here’s the rundown of events: Breckenridge: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Sawmill Parking Lot to be assigned a shift, or call (970) 453-3187, ext. 3, beforehand to sign up. Volunteers are needed to pick up garbage, as well as man disposal and check-in locations, and to help with grilling at the picnic. Also at the Sawmill Parking Lot, tires can be dropped off for a $5 fee, appliances for $10, unusable furniture $10 and refrigerators for $50. Scrap metal and garbage from your home can be dropped off for free. Landscape waste and slash can be dropped off at the Stillson Lot on East Wellington Road. Donations of clean clothes, toys and household items can be made at the Sawmill Parking Lot as well, although it’s likely the last year for these types of donations. Summit Thrift and Treasure in Dillon accepts donations year-round. A picnic will follow cleanup day at noon at Carter Park. Frisco: Meet at Walter Byron Park at 9 a.m. for assignments. Tires, appliances, scrap metal and refrigerators can be taken to the Frisco Recycling Center for the same fees as listed above. Donations of clean household goods can be made at Frisco Town Hall. Landscape waste and slash should be taken to the Summit County Landfill between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, and is also accepted year-round at the landfill. The Frisco picnic will take place back at Walter Byron Park at noon. Dillon: Meet at Dillon Town Hall at 9 a.m. for assignments. Tires can be dropped off at town hall for $5, while refrigerators, appliances and scrap metal need to be taken to Rainbow Park in Silverthorne from 3 to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Donation of toys, clothes and other household items can be made at Summit Thrift and Treasure between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Landscape waste and slash should be taken to the Summit County Landfill. The Dillon picnic will be held in the Town Park. Silverthorne: Meet at Rainbow Park at 9 a.m. for assignments. People can bring tires, appliances, refrigerators and scrap metal to Rainbow Park between 3 and 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday. Donations of clean household items can be taken to Summit Thrift and Treasure in Dillon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Landscape waste and slash can be taken to the Summit County Landfill year-round and between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday. The Silverthorne picnic will be held at Rainbow Park. Dillon Valley: The first-ever Dillon Valley clean-up day is set for Saturday. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Dillon Town Hall parking lot for assignments. Coffee, donuts, trash bags and gloves will be provided courtesy of the town of Dillon. Volunteers will clean up in Dillon Valley until 11:45 a.m., then meet back at town hall with trash bags at noon for lunch. Keystone: People who want to help pick-up garbage in and around Keystone can meet at 9 a.m. on the north side of the resort’s Montezuma parking lot to select an assignment. A free lunch will follow at noon. Details on the lunch will be announced to volunteers on Saturday.
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