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Minturn cleanup day set for May 16

Daily staff report
Minturn, CO Colorado

MINTURN, Colorado ” The town of Minturn and the Minturn-Red Cliff Business Association have set Minturn’s annual cleanup day for May 16. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents can bring unwanted items to the municipal parking lot across from the Turntable restaurant.

This year, volunteers available with trucks will come to residents’ homes to help haul material away. To have your items picked up, call Jay Raiola, 970-827-5371, by May 13. Before having anything hauled away, remember that the Eagle Valley Community Fund will take items of value and in good condition for the annual rummage sale.

Items that can’t be picked for disposal include: batteries, paint, rocks and dirt, commercial construction materials, hazardous waste, flammable items and oil of any kind.

Hazardous materials can be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste and Small Business Collection Facility located at the Eagle County Landfill. Hazardous residential trash can be taken to the collection center at the landfill Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Business hazardous material and refuse can only be taken to the facility during a scheduled appointment. Business appointments can be made by calling 970-328-3468 or 970-328-3463.

Refrigerators that still have coolant will be accepted during town cleanup day for a $40 fee. No fee will be charged for refrigerators that already have the freon removed.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The Eagle River Fire Protection District is also offering a free home fire inspection during Minturn cleanup day. To schedule a home fire inspection for May 16 or another day, call Carol Gil-Mulson at 970-748-4741.

Town officials will go around town in June to survey homes that may violate the town’s “nuisance” ordinance. The town cleanup is a good chance for residents to get rid of items and, perhaps, save themselves a citation later.

Following the town cleanup, volunteers and community participants are invited to a picnic lunch at Little Beach Park from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be free food and musical entertainment.

For more information, call 970-827-5645.

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