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Spiffy up at spring clean-up events

by Robin Gee

springcleaninghorizsmallSpring cleaning time is here, and both the city of Bellevue and Campbell County have dates set aside this month to help residents dust off and polish up.

For Bellevue residents

March 20 through 25 will be official Clean-up Days in Bellevue. Two dumpsters will be set up on Van Voast Avenue adjacent to the Bellevue City Building. They are available for residents to dump trash* free of charge. Note that tires should be left outside and next to the dumpsters.

The Bellevue Public Works Department will be available to help residents with large item curbside pick up also free of charge. Call the city at 859-261-0260 and leave a message with the address.

A shred event will top off the clean-up on Saturday, March 25. Bring documents to shred from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the Bellevue City Building.

Some school groups and Girl Scouts also may be involved in the clean-up efforts. Watch this site and the Bellevue city website for additional information.

For all residents of Campbell County

Spring Clean-up Days for all Campbell County residents are Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.

Dump appliances, car batteries, electronics, furniture, mattresses, scrap metal, tires and other trash* for free between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on those dates at the Campbell County Transportation Center, 1175 Racetrack Road in Alexandria.

Trash only also can be brought to the Campbell County Police Department, 8774 Constable Drive in Alexandria, and Pendery Park, 4051 Mary Ingles Highway in Melbourne.

To make arrangements for very large items or if you have questions, call the county solid waste office at 859-547-1866 or visit the solid waste link on the Campbell County website.

A countywide shred day and prescription drug disposal event will be Saturday, April 29. Shredding equipment will be available in the parking lot of the Disabled American Veterans headquarters, 3725 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents can bring up to five boxes of papers per vehicle.

The Cold Spring Police Department also will be on site April 29 to collect unwanted and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed. Note the police are unable to accept liquids, vitamins, syringes or other medical equipment at this event.

*Paint, liquids and televisions will not be accepted.

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