Barnesville Chamber moves spring cleanup

BARNESVILLE — Making a city look its best can make the residents happier and draw new people in for business. Barnesville will have its second Spring Clean Up Day from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. May 1.

The original date was set for April 24, but it had to be rescheduled by the Barnesville Chamber of Commerce because of rainy weather.

Jill Stephens, office manager for the Barnesville Chamber of Commerce, said the members of the Barnesville High School basketball team will be lending a helping hand along with business in the area.

The reason for the Spring Clean Up Day is to remove any litter from store fronts in the area to get ready for business in the spring.

“We are doing this to make our community look good for the people of the area and to draw new people in,” said Stephens. “It will make people want to come shop locally and that’s what we need.”

The clean up will be held on East Main, West Main, South Chestnut and North Chestnut streets in Barnesville.

Along with cleaning up the litter in the community, Barnesville and Warren Township will be teaming up with JB Green Team for another clean up day involving recycling from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. May 12.

Appliances, furniture, carpeting, electronics, plastic toys, fixtures, mirrors, windows, doors, household, standard and light truck tires and car batteries are accepted for recycling.

It is important to bag or box loose items. There will be a $10 fee for cathode ray tube televisions and monitors. These are identifiable by a large protruding back. Projection screens and console televisions will also have a the $10 fee.

Items that are prohibited from the clean up day for recycling are mattresses, box springs, paints, liquids, fluorescent tubes, ballasts, food, tree trimmings, insulation, concrete and brick.

For questions on if an item could be accepted, call JB Green Team at 740-296-5376. The clean up will take place at the depot parking lot at 358 Mulberry Street in Barnesville.