Spring Litter Sweep Week, April 24-29, and the Recycling Day Event Saturday, April 29

The Vance County Appearance Commission is joining with officials from Vance County and the City of Henderson again this year to sponsor the Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week, April 24-29, and the Recycling Day Event on Saturday, April 29, at the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive in Henderson.

Citizens throughout Vance County are urged to make special efforts to clean up around their homes, businesses, churches, schools and any blighted areas they know about during the Spring Litter Sweep Week. Free clean-up supplies of gloves and trash or recycling bags will be available beginning Wednesday, April 19, and throughout the Litter Sweep Week at the City Operations Center and the Vance County Schools Administrative Services Center on Graham Avenue in Henderson.

The Appearance Commission and city and county officials urge all citizens to be involved in these efforts to improve the appearance of our community, especially the major problem we have now with roadside litter. All citizens are challenged to be proud of our community and help us to keep our county clean. Urge your family members, friends, neighbors, fellow church members and others to not litter and to keep their property clean! It takes all of us working together to improve the appearance of Vance County now and throughout each year!

The Recycling Day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, will feature collections of household hazardous waste including cans of old paint and any hazardous chemicals residents may have and want to dispose of properly. Officials from Ecoflow will be on hand throughout the event on April 29 to collect the old paint and hazardous waste from citizens. There will be a limit of 10 gallons of paint per person and 25 gallons of household hazardous waste per person during the event. The collection event is for residents only and is not designed to take large quantities from contractors.

Other items that will be accepted during the recycling event on April 29 are important personal documents for secure shredding, old prescription drugs, electronics including televisions and all computer hardware and other household items such as cardboard, metal and aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles and containers, newspapers and magazines.

For additional information, local citizens may contact Jason Falls, county environmental services manager, by phone at 738-2909 or by email at jfalls@vancecounty.org.



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