Greencastle Clean City Day set for Saturday, Oct. 24

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Mattress is disposed of during Clean City Day 2019.
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With a goal of “keeping Greencastle beautiful,” Greencastle Clean City Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24.

City of Greencastle trash customers are invited to dispose of trash and large waste items free of charge at the Greencastle High School main parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service is only for city trash customers, who have received a letter in the mail in the last week detailing what items can be disposed of.

Clean City Day is fee of charge with proof of residency, a copy of a utility bill or the flyer customers received by mail.

Items that will be accepted are:

-- Household furniture, mattresses, large toys, small appliances, large appliances (limit one), microwaves and television sets (limit two).

-- Carpeting tied in three-foot bundles.

-- Small (limited) amounts of construction debris. No contractor, business or remodeling companies permitted.

-- Automobile tires (limit four). No tractor or large equipment tires accepted.

-- No yard waste will be allowed at high school site (the Yard Waste Site will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2362 S CR 250 West, and will be of no charge to Greencastle trash customers that day)

Meanwhile, Habitat for Humanity will be on site collecting can of unwanted wet paint (no kitty litter added) to be recycled for new paint to be used in future Habitat homes.

City Clerk-Treasurer Lynda Dunbar said at the recent City Council meeting that the city is working with Jack’s Trash on the Clean City Day project and is “hoping to make is a once- or twice-a-year thing.”

While the Clean City Day effort is under way in the main GHS parking lot, the Greencastle City Police Drug Take Back Day will be ongoing in the upper parking lot from 9 a.m. until noon.

Only pills or patches will be accepted. No liquids or needles.

No questions are asked. The drugs are collected and then incinerated.

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