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April 16, 2014

April and May named Cleanup McAlester Months

McALESTER — McAlester Mayor Steve Harrison signed a proclamation Tuesday designating the months of April and May as “Cleanup McAlester Month.”

The proclamation was sponsored by Pride In McAlester, a non-profit organization that works with volunteers to help improve the McAlester area.

This year’s Annual Spring Cleanup, also sponsored by PIM, continues this weekend and ends Saturday, April 26 at the former National Guard Armory, at 319 E. Polk Ave.

The event is part of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s “Great American Cleanup™” campaign, according to PIM Executive Director Regina Peoples.

Volunteers are still needed to assist with the event, Peoples said.

“So many people are participating this year and we are really happy about that,” she said.

“People bring in all kinds of things to they need to dispose of,” People said. “We seen a lot of vacuums, old televisions and lots of electronics. We take anything that plugs in.”

She said lots of scrap metal has been brought in also.

“I think people don’t want to deal with handling the scrap and we are able to recycle it,” Peoples said.

The money raised through recycling the scrap metal is used to help offset the cost of the cleanup, she said.

During the cleanup, McAlester residents are encouraged to bring old tires, electronics, refrigerators and other electronic items such as computers, along with bulk trash, to the armory and dispose of them free of charge. Volunteers staff the armory Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and this Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Brush can be taken McAlester Municipal landfill, 2910 Mitchell Rd.

The landfill will only be open to from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.

“They close at noon so people need to get there early,” Peoples said.

On April 26, household hazardous waste and prescription drugs will also be accepted for disposal along with the other items at the former National Guard Armory parking lot.

Household hazardous waste includes items such as motor fluids, grease, auto batteries, fluorescent bulbs, antifreeze, flammable liquids, batteries, pesticides/herbicides, oil-based and enamel paints, household cleaners, lawn care products, pool chemicals, thermostats/thermometers and old ammunition, according to Peoples.

The free cleanup is offered to McAlester residents only.

For more information and to volunteer call 918-426-4444 or visit www.prideinmcalester.com.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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