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Friday , 27 May 2022

Town of Bonnyville Spring clean up blitz planned for May

Spring is in the air in the Lakeland and every year as the snow melts it reveals garbage left behind during the Winter months.

From May 9 to 20, The Town of Bonnyville will be partnering with various community minded groups and individuals to stage a town wide clean up effort to beautify the area.

“The idea is to get as many people as possible involved in this week of activities,” the Town of Bonnyville stated. “Call 780-826-3550 to participate.”

Activities will include:

  • May 24 to May 27 Back Lane Clean Up — Throw away your unwanted large furniture, appliances and car bodies.

“Large items must be ready for pick up at the lane,” the Town of Bonnyville said. “Town equipment will not travel onto private property. Car bodies will be picked up by appointment only. Please call 780-826-3550 to arrange the appointment.  Tires, batteries, and fuel must be removed from cars.”

  • May 24 to May 27 will be yard waste collection.

Yard waste pick up will be May 25 to May 28 to allow residents the long weekend to clean their yards.

This pick up will be restricted to yard waste. Example: small amounts of tree branches no longer than three feet and general landscaping waste.

“Do not bag or mix with other material,” the Town of Bonnyville said. “Set these compost materials in a neat pile in the lane separate from other waste.

Materials That Will NOT Picked Up:

· Large rocks

· Construction material of excessive amounts

· Oversized (3ft+) wood

· Household hazardous waste

· Propane tanks

· Dog and cat feces

Please ensure all items for pickup are set out in the back lane before 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 24. All items will be picked up on the same day (ie metals, plastics, wood, paper etc).

Glass Clipping Project:

This project reduces waste at the transfer station. Put your grass in a separate, clearly identifiable container, marked with the words…“Grass Clippings” or put grass in a clear plastic bag. It will be picked up in the back alley and is separate from the regular garbage run. Grass can be placed at garbage cart pick up location if residence does not have a back alley.

PLEASE PUT ONLY GRASS IN THE BAGS

“This program will continue for the balance of the summer,” the Town of Bonnyville stated. Please clearly mark your bags and ensure they are not contaminated with garbage.”

FRIENDLY REMINDER

The Town would like to remind you that it is your responsibility to cut the grass adjacent to your property and the back alley, even outside your fence.

Town of Bonnyville landfill fees will be waived for week of May 24– May 27 for Town Residents on items that would otherwise be picked up as part of back lane clean up.

The Recycle Compound:

The Town of Bonnyville has bins for most types of recyclable items to reduce the amount of waste at our transfer station.

The Recycle Compound has bins for the following items:

· Newspaper

· Cardboard

· Rinsed Plastic Containers

· Office paper, magazines, & books

· Rinsed Glass Jars

· Plastic shopping bags

· Rinsed Tin Cans

Public Works compound accepts:

· Electronics

· Paint

Transfer Station accepts (no charge):

· Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Fluorescent lightbulbs are to be separated from transfer station waste.

Community non-profits can donate a couple of hours and receive $5.00 per bag of collected garbage. Public Works will provide the bags and gloves. Call 780-826-3550 for more information.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.