Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week April 18-23 and Recycling Day April 23rd, 2016

The Vance County Appearance Commission is sponsoring another Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week, April 18-23, and a Henderson-Vance Recycling Day on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive in Henderson.
The Spring Litter Sweep Week is part of the North Carolina Spring Litter Sweep scheduled over the last two weeks of April.
Our Spring Litter Sweep Week efforts will target areas throughout Vance County that need cleaning up. We encourage volunteers from the community, churches, businesses, schools, civic groups, community watch groups, Adopt-A-Highway groups and more to join in these efforts. Volunteers may clean up areas they have identified or can be sent to designated areas in the city and county.
Volunteers may pick up supplies of bags, gloves and safety vests (if cleaning up along streets and roadsides) beginning Thursday, April 14, and during the Spring Litter Sweep Week from Terri Hedrick at the Vance County Schools’ administrative offices at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson or the City Operations Center at 900 South Beckford Drive in Henderson.
Citizens are encouraged to bring recyclable items to the Recycling Day event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the front parking lot of the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive in Henderson. Representatives from a variety of vendors will be on hand to take recyclable items free of charge. The Recycling Day event is sponsored jointly with the City of Henderson and Vance County.
Items accepted during the Recycling Day event include:
  • Documents for Shredding: accepting important, personal documents for shredding. These documents

    can include any confidential papers such as financial statements and tax documents.

  • Old Televisions and Computer Hardware: accepting televisions of any type, computer monitors, computer CPUs (towers) and any computer mouse

  • Household Recyclables: accepting letterhead/forms, photo copy paper, colored paper, drawing paper,

  • note pad paper, newspaper, envelopes, brochures, file folders, index cards, invoices, juice boxes, milk cartons, milk jugs, plastic beverage bottles, detergent bottles, cartons and trays from microwaveable meals, aluminum cans, meal cans including those for soups and vegetable, phone books, paperback books, glass bottles and jars, cardboard

  • Metal, Aluminum, Junk Car Parts: accepting anything made of metal, aluminum, junk car parts, machinery, lawn and garden equipment, farm equipment, brass, copper, appliances

  • Reusable Clothing and Toys: accepting adult and children’s clothing, adult and children’s shoes, gently used toys

  • Reusable Building Materials: accepting items that can be used in home repair construction projects and may include building materials, as well as useable appliances, cabinets, sinks, toilets, windows

Safe Kids of Vance County will be conducting automobile child safety seat checks and distributing child safety information to parents during the Recycling Day event.

All volunteers for the Spring Litter Sweep Week and Recycling Day are invited to a free lunch at the City Operations Center beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. The lunch is being sponsored by the Wisdom for Life Foundation of Jason Brown and the Fruit of the Spirit community group.
Litter Sweep Week volunteers who attend the free luncheon will qualify to win cash prizes. Volunteers should take photos of the number of trash bags they fill, the number of people in their group and the most unique item they find during their cleanup. They should present the photos to officials at the luncheon to be included in consideration for the cash awards.
To register to volunteer for the Spring Litter Sweep Week and be assigned a clean-up area or to get more information on these events, interested persons may contact Terri Hedrick by phone at 252-915-9420 or by email at thedrick@vcs.k12.nc.us