The City of Martin is planning to have its annual City Clean-Up Days April 25-29.
According to Mayor Randy Brundige, “This is a major opportunity to clean the yard, the garage, the porch, and our neighborhoods.” On each ward’s usual brush pick up day the City Public Works Department will collect at curbside items that can be accepted at the city’s landfill, Public Works Director Billy Wagster emphasizes.
Those articles are construction material (no more than a wheel barrow full), brush and limbs, furniture, metals, and carpet.
Please aid Public Works personnel by having your items at the curb early on your brush pick up day. No hazardous materials such as oil, paint, or chemicals will be picked up.
The city landfill does not accept tires. Persons needing to dispose of tires should call 364-6798.
That week also in cooperation with the city, Martin Beautiful is beginning an Adopt-A-Street program modeled after the state highway adoption approach. Sign up for the Adopt-A-Street program runs through May 31, 2011.
For details contact Ms. Penny Moser, 588-5766.
Residents can improve the environment by cleaning up their lot, their neighborhood or a public place.
Groups or individuals wanting to know where to pick up litter may call the Martin Beautiful Committee chair Marvin Downing at 587-6054 for suggestions.
That committee is helping coordinate clean up during this week.
Brundige focuses on the importance of having the city clean. He urges citizens to participate as fully as possible.
Similarly Martin Codes Enforcement Officer Kenny Edwards encourages citizens to be fair to themselves and their neighbors by maintaining their property.
Citizens should also recycle other items.
The UTM Recycle Center accepts paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum cans, metal cans (please wash/rinse them out, especially food cans), other metals, plastic bottles, and old computers.
It is a good idea to separate and bag or box as many of those articles as you can. Assistance at the recycle center is available particularly between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Of course, as UTM Recycle director Dennis Kosta advises for the UTM recycling plant, “You can recycle anytime because the entry gate to the center is always open.”
Martin Beautiful Committee chair Marvin Downing notes and reminds citizens to remember, “Pride and hard work produce a beautiful and clean Martin.”
In addition, Earth Day is slated for April 22 and citizens are encouraged to do their part in helping keep the planet healthy and green.