The annual Thames River Clean-Up takes place Saturday April 20th
Earth Week is April 21th to 27th and there are many opportunities for residents to reduce waste and keep St. Marys tidy.
Scrap Metal Pick-up
The biennial Volunteer Firefighters’ scrap metal pick-up is Saturday, April 27, as a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy. Residents are asked to have their items at the curb no later than 7 a.m.; items placed out after the initial pick-up will not be picked up.
The following items are not acceptable for pick-up:
– Household bulk items
– Hazardous liquids or paint
– Household garbage
– Brush and yard clippings
– Construction or demolition materials
– Commercial or industrial materials
Residents wishing to dispose of other are encouraged to visit the St. Marys Landfill, which accepts recyclables, leaf and yard waste, brush material and Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste for free. The St. Marys Landfill will not accept tires or refrigerators. Leaf and yard waste collection begins May 20. For more details about Town of St. Marys garbage and recycling services, please visit www.townofstmarys.com.
Electronic Waste Pick-up
The St. Marys Kinsmen Club will be picking up electronic waste the same morning, as a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. Please have your items to the curb no later than 8 a.m.
Electronic waste includes the following items:
– DVD and VCR players
– Cameras, cellphone, pagers, portable media players and PDAs
– Computers, keyboards, mice, copiers, scanners, fax machines and printers
– Radios, monitors, televisions, tuners, video projectors, record players
– Telephones, answering machines
– Small appliances, speakers, fax machines and microwaves.
Residents are asked to separate their e-waste and scrap metal to streamline the pick-up process.
Municipal staff and the newly formed Green Committee of Town Council hope to educate social media users on waste diversion strategies during Earth Week. From April 22 to 26 on the @townofstmarys Twitter feed and the @stmarysontario Facebook feed, look for a variety of posts detailing acceptable items for recycling, yard waste pick-up, hazardous waste disposal and more.
Thames River Clean Up
Earth Week begins on Saturday, April 20, when the annual Thames River Clean-Up takes place. Volunteers are asked to gather at Milt Dunnell Field at 9 a.m. to receive supplies and a location to clean. All volunteers will receive a free barbecue lunch and a reusable stainless steel drinking straw for their efforts. For more information on the clean-up, contact Todd Sleeper at 519-275-1351.