Date set for Cabot Clean-Up 2014

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Begin planning now to volunteer in, or make the most of, the annual citywide spring cleanup and hazardous waste collection, Pat Watkins, president of Cabot City Beautiful Inc., said in announcing the date of the event. Cabot Cleanup Day is co-sponsored by the City of Cabot and Cabot City Beautiful, and is held at the same time as the national Great American Clean-Up Campaign and statewide Keep Arkansas Beautiful Month.

Cabot Clean-Up and Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2014 will be held March 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Watkins said.

“Cabot is an amazing community. We all have a responsibility to keep it clean and attractive,” Watkins said in press release. “We need volunteers to come help us Keep Cabot Beautiful!”

Individuals, civic and service organizations, church and youth groups, school groups and clubs, scouting groups, individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses, can help at the collection point, or by adopting a section of road for cleaning.

Residents will be able to dispose of difficult items such as electronics, paints and other items not collected in routine trash and garbage pick-up, Great American Cleanup co-coordinator Matt Webber said. Plan to get rid of electronic waste and household hazardous waste, he said.

Other items that may be brought to the Cleanup include: used motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, pesticides, herbicides, household cleaners, household batteries like nicad, alkaline, nickel-metal-hydride and lithium; automotive batteries and tires.

“Tires must be off the rim,” Webber said.

Computer components, TVs, VCRs, and other types of electronic equipment will be accepted.

Any appliance containing Freon must have documentation that the Freon was legally removed. Those items will not be accepted without the certification, Webber said.

Scrap metals will be collected by local Boy Scout Troops.

All Cleanup Day drop-off services are available to the community no charge, Webber said.

“However donations, to cover the substantial expense, can be made to Cabot City Beautiful Inc.,” he said.

For more information, to volunteer or to donate contact CCB at 501-920-2122.

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