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  • Minturn Town Clean-up May 31st

    Minturn Town Clean-up May 31st

    PRESS RELEASE
    Subject: MINTURN TOWN CLEAN-UP
    Date:   May 31, 2014
    Time:  7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
    Point of Contact: Lisa Osborne, 970-827-5645, ext. 105
      
    The Town of Minturn will hold its annual Town Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  This year, the event will be held in the upper parking lot of Little Beach Park on Cemetery Road.  Last year the decision was made to move to this location and it worked out very well logistically.  The Little Beach Park location allows staff and volunteers to more efficiently assist citizens as they bring unwanted items to dispose of on June 1st. 

    The annual Clean-Up event provides the citizens of Minturn with a free and convenient receptacle to deposit their appliances, debris and undesired items from their property and home.  The Minturn Public Works Department staff will be at Little Beach Park parking lot to help unload vehicles.  As in years past, there will be volunteers from Battle Mountain Development Company, the Minturn-Redcliff Business Association and the Town of Minturn with trucks to assist residents with transporting their large, unwanted items to the dumpsters.  If residents, especially senior citizens, are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, items for disposal should be prepared and ready for pick-up in an accessible area.  To sign up for this free service, please contact Lisa Osborne at the Minturn Town Offices at (970) 827-5645, extension 105 by Friday, May 30, 2014.  An e-mail may also be sent to Ms. Osborne at losborne@minturn.org. Keep in mind, the Eagle Valley Community Fund will gladly take items in good condition for their annual fundraiser Rummage Sale at Maloit Park.     This year, residents may bring automotive batteries for disposal, free of charge.  In addition, refrigerators with Freon will be accepted during Town Clean-Up day for no charge as well.      Items NOT accepted for pick-up or disposal include, but are not limited to:  paint, rocks and dirt, commercial construction materials, hazardous waste, flammable items and oil of any kind.  Hazardous materials may be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste and Small Business Collection Facility located at the Eagle County Landfill. 

    Hazardous residential refuse may be taken to the Collection Facility, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  No appointment is needed for residential hazardous refuse disposal; however, residents are restricted to twenty items per visit for these items.    Volunteers are needed to team up with town staff to clean-up litter and debris in all areas of town. Volunteers will be meeting at the Little Beach Park upper parking lot at 9:00 a.m.  All volunteers are asked to sign-in and then will be provided garbage bags and safety vests.  Please remember to bring gloves to protect your hands.  Once signed-in and outfitted with the necessary gear, each volunteer will be assigned a specific area to work for litter pick-up.    Should you have any questions regarding this event or press release, please contact Lisa A. Osborne at (970) 827-5645, extension 105. If you have specific questions as to if an item will be accepted, please contact Public Works Staff at (970) 376-4270.