For the 12th consecutive year, the Community Pride cleanup week is about ready to kick off.
This year, the event begins on April 28, with the main push coming on the weekend of May 2-4. That's when the collection site will be open and bustling. Volunteers will run around the community to help pick up trash, and residents can bring their own loads to the site -- which will again be directly east of the SDS Lumber Co. mill, next to the Bingen Public Works shops and the county's recycling bins.
The primary organizers of the event are the Mount Adams Chamber of Commerce and the White Salmon & Bingen Rotary Club, and is supported by many private businesses and individuals.
Residents are reminded not to bring their trash before noon on Friday. Friday's full hours will be between noon and 4 p.m. For Saturday and Sunday, the collection site will be open between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The collection site can accept everything from clothing to furniture, from used household appliances to computer equipment, as well as the standard recyclables such as glass, paper, and plastic. Even litter and yard debris (but not household garbage) will be accepted.
Helpers will be on hand to help sort out what can be recycled, trashed, or chipped.
Other items that can be dropped off include scrap metal, building material, and even used tires. With the exception of the tires, virtually everything can be dropped off at no charge. To leave tires behind, there will be $3 fee for regular tires, and a $10 charge for semi truck tires.
No household hazardous wastes can be accepted.
For more information about the event, to schedule a pickup, or to volunteer, contact Marsha Holliston at the Mount Adams Chamber of Commerce, 493-3630.