Civic League sets Clean City Day for April 27

Monday, April 15, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, Greencastle residents are encouraged to celebrate Clean City Day.

An initiative spearheaded by the Greencastle Civic League in partnership with the City of Greencastle, this is a day dedicated to bringing people together to make our city clean, welcoming and inviting to its residents, businesses and visitors.

Residents within the city limits of Greencastle are invited to dispose of household and yard waste on this day, free of charge with proof of residency and Greencastle utility service.

Household waste may be disposed in dumpsters located at four locations:

• Maple Berry Park, intersection of Berry and Mape streets;

• Greencastle High School, 910 E. Washington St.;

• Armory/Indiana National Guard, 401 N. Arlington St.;

• Old Jones School, 209 W Liberty St.

Allowable household waste includes household furniture, mattresses, large toys and other household items.

Non-allowable household waste includes tires, appliances, paints, electronics and other materials, many of which may be disposed of at Tox Away Day on Saturday, May 11.

Yard waste can be disposed of at the West Central Solid Waste District’s Yard Waste Drop Off Site at 2363 S. C.R. 250 W, Greencastle, IN 46135. Allowable yard waste includes including bags of grass or leaves, bundles of twigs less than 4 feet in length, and cut up firewood.

Non-allowable yard waste includes stumps, sod, soil, building materials or branches and tree limbs over 8” in diameter.

Beyond trash and yard waste, however, organizers of Clean City Day want to make sure this day was about members of the community coming together to say, “We care about where we live.”

Members of the community were invited to propose their own projects, leading to groups planning to pick up trash in the parks and schools, and in the downtown along busy streets, as well as groups planting flowers and learning about local wetlands and invasive species.

The Greencastle Civic League is thankful to the City’s partnership in this day and is grateful to its sponsors for making the day possible: Republic Trash Service, Jack’s Trash Service, the Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau and the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce.

“The Greencastle Civic League’s mission is to improve life in Greencastle through beautification and clean-up projects, cultural development and the arts,” Civic League officer Kate Knaul said. “This mission has remained unchanged since our founding 35 years ago and we are confident that the collaboration and excitement we have seen around Clean City Day, not to mention around Park Fest and our other activities, will ensure our continued presence in this community for the next 35 years.“

More information about the day can be found on the Greencastle Civic League’s website at

Questions about yard waste and household trash disposal can be directed to Linda Huber at Greencastle City Hall at 848-1515.

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  • A good place to start would be the west yard at Maple Terrace Apts.

    -- Posted by Roses2019 on Wed, Apr 17, 2019, at 4:32 PM
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