The annual "COMMUNITY Pride Weekend" cleanup campaign gets under way this Friday, April 27, and continues through Sunday, April 29.
Area citizens can bring paper, metal, plastics, glass, reusable household items, scrap metal, building materials, used household appliances, yard and garden debris, tires, and electronic items (including computers, monitors, cell phones, printers, TV sets, and telephones) to the central drop-off site where they will be processed for recycling. There will be a $5 charge for each passenger tire and $10 each for semi truck tires.
Bingen's Second Hand Rose will also be at the collection site to accept donations of used clothing and furniture.
Gorge Security Shred will also be on site to accept documents at 10 cents per pound for the first 100 pounds. Twenty cents per pound for additional documents.
Household hazardous wastes like paint, cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, batteries and automotive fluids will be not accepted.
The drop-off site is in Bingen, directly east of the SDS Lumber Co. mill and the Bingen Public Works shop on Lakeview Boulevard.
The collection center will be open on Friday from noon to 4 p.m.; on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information on home pickup assistance call 493-3630.
A $5 cash donation will be requested and appreciated for donations.