Nov. 2, 2019 — This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the City of Florence and the Environmental Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) will be holding the first “Fall Community Clean Up” at the Siuslaw High School parking lot. This event will offer free collection of a number of items that are not normally picked up by local waste haulers.
Florence Public Information Officer Megan Messmer is encouraging residents to take advantage of the opportunity to properly dispose of items that can be difficult to dispose of under normal circumstances.
“The City of Florence and EMAC are rebranding and expanding the previous recycling event known as the Black and White event,” Messmer said. “The community event has expanded the list of dispose/donate items. More items will be accepted for collection, with local non-profit reuse and recycle businesses on site to create a one-stop drop for community members.”
This collection allows for drop-off of items like appliances, computers, electronics, furniture and usable building materials. It is also an opportunity to jettison old paint and up to five automobile tires.
However, there are some limitations to what can be discarded.
Hazardous waste, batteries, garbage, chemicals, prescription drugs, fluorescent lightbulbs, car parts and large oversized items like hot tubs, boats and tractor tires cannot be collected.
During the cleanup, representatives from Florence Master Recyclers and other related non-profit organizations on location to assist with the separation and proper preparation of discarded materials and items.
For more information on the specifics of the Fall Community Clean Up, go to www.ci.florence.or.us.