Town cleanup day is Saturday

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Hayden residents can get rid of everything from yard waste and old furniture to computers and appliances at the Chamber of Commerce's annual Hayden Cleanup Day on Saturday.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at five locations, which will take most items free of charge.

Recyclables, such as paper products, plastics and glass may be dropped off at the Hayden Mercantile, 655 E. Jefferson Ave. The site also will accept trash, old computers, televisions, stereo equipment and appliances.

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must have tags or paperwork verifying Freon has been removed, which may be done by most air conditioning and heating companies.

Vehicle batteries may be disposed of at Napa Auto Parts, 815 W. Jefferson Ave., and A-1 Auto, 106 E. Jefferson Ave.

Bear River Valley Coop, 193 E. Jefferson Ave., will take old tires for $2 charge per tire, since they must be cut in half. It's a dollar break on tire disposal and the only instance that residents will be charged during the event, coordinator Robyn Boeckmann said.

There will also be a burning pit for wood scraps, tree limbs, yard waste and old furniture at M & J Storage, 300 N. Walnut St. Materials may be dropped off there until 3 p.m.

The purpose of the event, which has been held as long as Boeckmann can remember, is to help people remove unwanted trash at no cost, she said.

The cleanup makes for a jumping day in town, she said, noting that many people take advantage of the crowds by holding garage sales during the cleanup.

Materials that cannot be dropped off of during Cleanup Day include paint, pesticides and most other liquids. Residents with questions about other items should call Waste Management at 879-2400.

Boeckmann is seeking volunteers to help unload items and direct residents to the disposal bins. A thank-you picnic for volunteers will be held at 1 p.m at Town Park. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Boeckmann at 276-1807.

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