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Gypsum hosts May 10 community cleanup

It’s spring clean-up time again for the town of Gypsum.

The town encourages residents to bring unwanted items to the Gypsum Sports Complex parking lot Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to noon for free dumping and a shred-a-thon to support the Gypsum Fire Department. In addition, community volunteers are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and join town staff in picking up trash and recyclables in community neighborhoods that morning.

The community dump site at the sports complex parking lot will have dumpsters for household trash, tires (Limit 4) and yard items. In addition, Trinity Recycling will be on site for metal, appliance and electronic recycling. Habitat for Humanity will have a truck to take unwanted furniture in good condition. The town is limiting dumps to one truck/trailer load per household and no business waste. Residents must bring an ID showing proof of residency and be prepared to unload their own trucks.

For seniors and folks with physical disabilities, the town of Gypsum staff will provide curb side removal of waste items within the town limits. To schedule curbside removal that morning, contact Gypsum Special Projects Coordinator Krista DeHerrera by Friday May 9 before 3 p.m.

The Gypsum Fire Department is hosting a document shredding booth at the sports complex parking lot. There is a $5 minimum for shredding and a $15 per box price. All proceeds go toward the 2014 equipment replacement fund.

Once participants have dropped off unwanted items, join staff and other community members in our neighborhood clean-up. Volunteers can meet up with town staff at 9 a.m. in the town annex building off Cooley Mesa Rd. Gloves and trash bags, provided by the Gypsum Department of Public Works, will be supplied to all community volunteers. Volunteers will be treated to doughnuts and coffee before they are teamed up and dispersed into neighborhoods to pick up trash and recyclables.

“We encourage businesses and organizations to form their own teams and join us as well,” said DeHerrera. “Typically, the cleanup does not last longer than a couple of hours. Following the clean-up, the town of Gypsum will provide lunch back at the annex building.”

Contact DeHerrera with questions about the event 970-524-1727 or kdeherrera@townofgypsum.com.


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