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Four "Spring Cleaning" Events This Weekend

Here's the perfect opportunity to clean out your house, secure personal information and donate to those in need.

 

Itching to get a little spring cleaning done? But what's one to do with old insect spray, two boxes full of old credit card receipts, and bags of too-small kids' clothes?

We understand. Part of the frustration of getting organized is knowing how and when to properly dispose of some items. With several events going on in Clinton this weekend centered around "clean-out," you can get it all done in a day.

Hazardous Waste

First, clean out your garage, basement or utility room of any hazardous waste items and take them directly to the on Nod Road for their , Saturday April 21, 9am to 1pm.

Acceptable materials include things such as batteries, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, kerosene, brake fluid, wood strippers, oil-based paints, solvents, insect spray, pool chemicals and other items.

Unacceptable materials are explosives, fireworks, radioactive materials, drugs, and other items.

For a full list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, go to the town's website and click on the Public Works Department.

Document Shredding

Where does all the paper come from? Clean out your home office and desk of all those ancient bills and documents. Since you don't want to toss them in the trash, head on over to the on Saturday, April 21 from 9am to 2pm.

The shredding will take place at the old police station adjacent to the , and .

The cost is $6 per bag/box. In addition to unwanted paper, the shredding company can destruct hard drives for $10, with an additional fee of $5 if the hard drive needs to be removed from a laptop. 

Donate Non-Perishable Food

Next, head to your home pantry and organize it through and through. Do you really need three jars of peanut butter and four boxes of penne pasta? Consider donating your non-perishable food items (make sure they are not expired) to the . The drive takes place on Saturday, April 21 from 9am to 1pm at the . If you don't have extra food items at home, please consider picking up an extra box of cereal or canned soups at the grocery store and dropping them off at the fire station. The food drive will benefit the . 

Donate Household Items And Clothes

Lastly, this weekend is a great time to sort through your winter clothes and other barely-used household items. Consider donating your gently-used clothes, shoes, books, purses, and items such as furniture, lamps, and dishes to the at 369 East Main Street. They are open and accepting donations on Saturday, April 21 from 10am to 8pm.

Now kick back, relax and enjoy your nice clean house!

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