Crawford County’s annual fall cleanup and litter drop-off begins Saturday.
There will be 10 communities participating in this year’s litter drop off events, said Elaine Stanfield, Crawford County judge’s administrative assistant and local cleanup coordinator.
Drop off event schedules are as follows:
• Sept. 23 in Dyer at 305 North Washington Street behind the city hall.
• Sept. 30 at Natural Dam Community Center at 15260 Arkansas 59.
• Oct. 7 at the Turner Community Building at 11601 Mintha Lane in Mulberry, the Mountainburg Waste Water Plant at 1326 Silver Bridge Road and Rudy City Park at 216 Earl Street.
• Oct. 14 at the Uniontown Masonic Lodge at 9914 Uniontown Highway, the entrance to the Kirksey Park fairgrounds in Mulberry, the Cedarville Fire Department at 301 Arkansas 162, the Chester Old Community Building at 209 East Front Avenue and the Locke Old School House at 16856 Old Locke Road in Mountainburg.
All drop offs will be held from 7 a.m. to noon, or until the dumpsters are filled, Stanfield said.
Crawford County’s annual cleanup is sponsored by the Crawford County Judge’s Office and the Crawford County Road and Highway Department.
It is held each year in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup, the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
Items not allowed in the litter drop-off events are: Yard waste, leaves, grass, tree limbs, stumps, brush, automotive liquids such as oil, gas, brake fluid and antifreeze - including used motor oil filters and gas tanks, batteries, tires, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners including all appliance compressors, large quantities of any liquid, paint cans with paint - though empty or dry paint cans are acceptable.
Also not accepted: Glue containers with free flowing glue, large quantities of construction debris - though small quantities of roofing shingles or other materials are acceptable, domestic septic tank pumping cresol, treated wood that has not been certified hazard free, incinerator ash and residues, hazardous or toxic waste, cleaning chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides or containers that have not been triple rinsed and punctured, and electronics such as computers, televisions, and radios.
The regional cleanup is sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Department of Transportation, Keep America Beautiful and Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation.