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April 4, 2013

Be dirty no more

Annual Spring Clean Up set for Saturday in Athens

Athens — Keep Athens Beautiful, the City of Athens and Republic Services and Commodity Recycling Solutions are teaming up once again to sponsor the Annual Spring Clean up. 

Each spring, KAB organizes a citywide clean up and beautification spree for the community.  This year’s event takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. This event is also part of the “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off,” a campaign of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Volunteers are needed to form “Clean Teams” to comb the streets to collect unsightly litter.  Anyone can form a clean team by gathering family, neighbors, friends or businesses. Volunteers will receive a free lunch, compliments of Republic Services. KAB will provide the trash bags. For more information and to register your team, call KAB at 903-675-7961. 

Republic Services Recycling truck will be at the city collection site (500 Aaron Street) for you to bring out all your recycling that you have collected since the fall. We will also be collecting electronic items for recycling. Other items that we will be collecting are household batteries, cell phones, and E&E Services will be collecting cardboard.

Residents of Athens are encouraged to clean up their yards in preparation for spring. Republic Services and the City of Athens offers free trash and yard waste disposal at the Aaron Street Collection Site. No hazardous materials, oil products, paint products, tires, appliances or construction debris will be accepted. Verification of Athens residency is required. 

For more information about the Annual Keep Athens Beautiful Spring Clean up please call 903-675-7961.

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