Fall Clean & Green event set for Saturday, October 8
Morning-long clean-up event includes collection of HHW
MURPHY (September 20, 2022) The fall version of the highly popular Clean & Green event, during which Murphy residents are encouraged to bring their recycling and unwanted items to City Hall for disposal is set for Saturday, Oct. 8.
The event is free to Murphy residents, opening at 9 a.m. and closing promptly at noon. A valid driver’s license or utility bill will be required as proof of residency. Collection stations will be spread out along the Murphy City Hall driveways, 206 North Murphy Road, and will feature a drive through-drop off format.
Notably, household hazardous waste (HHW) and large electronic recycling will be accepted at the morning event. Household hazardous waste includes wet paint, solvents, acids, strong cleaners, paint thinners, fertilizers, floor stripping liquids, weed killing chemicals, and similar toxic or otherwise dangerous chemicals.
“The fact that we’re accepting HHW and large electronic devices saves residents from trying to figure out what to do with these items,” says Dawnelle Collings, President of Keep Murphy Beautiful.
At the same time, shoes, usable clothing, toys, cooking and eating utensils, and housewares will be collected, sorted, and shared with organizations that provide this kind of assistance to residents in need.
“We’ll also be accepting pet supplies and unopened pet food for our four-legged guests at the Murphy Animal Shelter,” she said. “The shelter will accept dog and cat food, toys, leashes, collars, harnesses, carriers and other pet-related items.”
Among the material collected for disposal or recycling are light bulbs, batteries, and electronics such as old printers, computers, televisions, monitors and other similar items. Document shredding will be offered as well. Denim material is also being collected in the Denim Go Green campaign, recycling the material into home insulation.
“Residents can start setting aside any left-over chemicals and paints from summer projects or lawn care fertilizers or weed killer solutions that are no longer needed,” said Collings. “In addition, clothing, shoes, kitchen utensils, and other household items that are still usable will be gladly accepted.”
The event is weather dependent. Should inclement weather threaten to postpone or cancel the event, updates will be posted on City of Murphy social media sites.