Union Township to clean up Saturday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 20, 2004

UNION TOWNSHIP - Residents will get the opportunity Saturday to make a difference in their community during Clean Up Day.

Township trustees are sponsoring the annual event to be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Large dumpsters will be provided at Chesapeake High School and the Chesapeake Community Center.

Clerk Randy Wood stressed that the clean-up is for Union Township residents only and people will be stationed at dumpster sites to ensure this.

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"Any unauthorized dumping will result in the prosecution of the responsible party," Wood said.

According to Trustee Mike Curry, dumpsters are being monitored because people from other areas took items by the truckload and dumped them onto the ground in the past.

"The only thing that will not be accepted at clean-up is hazardous materials like batteries, tires or air conditioners," Curry said.

"Clean Up Day will provide an opportunity for people to get rid of stuff that cannot be normally thrown away through the trash. Our goal is to give people an outlet. Nobody needs to take trash and throw it over the hill."

The event will also take care of junked cars - just notify any trustee and arrangements will be made to have the car towed away.

"Junked cars is something we need to concentrate on. It's a nuisance, not just here but throughout the county," Curry said.

All disposed items will be taken to a landfill in Kentucky.

For more information contact Wood at 867-4773, Rick Gue at 867-4079 or Curry at 867-4357.