- Published on 26 April 2012
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The City of Crete and Village of Dorchester are encouraging people of all ages to demonstrate they love where they live by joining hands and volunteering for the 2012 Great American Cleanup.
The Great American Cleanup takes place across the country in urban areas and rural hamlets alike, reaching its apex during the spring season. An anticipated 1,200 Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations will bring together an estimated 3.8 million volunteers to produce more vibrant, beautiful, cleaner and safer towns and cities.
Dorchester volunteers will beautify and green their neighborhoods by planting trees and flowers, and cleaning up litter and debris from public lands. The Village of Dorchester also encourages residents to use the recycling roll-off, which is now available. The village is planning a communitywide cleanup day for Saturday, April 28 beginning at 9 a.m.
The City of Crete is sponsoring its spring clean-up activities along with the Keep Nebraska Beautiful campaign from Wednesday, May 2 to Saturday, May 5, including a coupon for refuse disposal and curbside pick-up of appliances.
The city’s transfer station (landfill) on north Boswell (County Rd. 2300) will offer a coupon to Crete residents for garbage disposal on Tuesday and Saturday, May 1 and 5. The coupon is available inside this issue. The regular landfill hours are Tuesdays, from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yard waste can be dropped at the landfill during those times free of charge.
For residents who call the Crete Public Works office, (402) 826-4312, before Thursday, May 3, the city will arrange to pick-up major appliances during the days of the clean-up. There will also be no charge for those delivering refrigerators and freezers to the landfill on May 5. Items for pick-up or self-delivery must have Freon removed and tagged.
During the 2011 Great American Clean-up in Nebraska, more than 35,000 volunteers took part in 767 events, collecting 1.6 million pounds of litter and debris and more than 700,000 pounds of various recyclables. More than 2,000 trees and 14,000 flowers and bulbs were planted.