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Kicking off spring cleanup – Dalton’s Spring Cleanup two-day event gets underway


Street Superintendent Dave Reynolds in the backhoe, Councilman Mike Scheibe and village employee Robert Franks assist village residents dropping off items Friday morning for the village’s spring cleanup. Dalton put its traditional spring event on hold for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DGKN staff report

DALTON   In the first hour of Dalton’s Spring Cleanup on Friday at Village Green Park, Police Capt. Eric McFarren greeted a couple handfuls of people and Councilman Mike Scheibe, Street Superintendent Dave Reynolds, and village employee Robert Franks helped fill nearly an entire 40-yard dumpster.

Scheibe said he anticipates about six 40-yard dumpsters will be full by the end of the two-day event and Reynolds said he expects about 400 people will come through.

The annual Spring Cleanup was put on hold the past couple of years because of the pandemic so the village organized the event differently this year to accommodate the anticipated extra items.

The event continues 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Village Green Park. Only Dalton village residents are permitted to drop off items.

Some things to keep in mind:
* Use West entrance near Historical Society.
* This service is for village of Dalton residents only.
* People dropping off items must bring ID for proof of residency.
* Ohio county landfill bans determine what can be accepted. The following items cannot be accepted: household hazardous waste, medication and medical waste, tires, electronics, computers, paint cans or other liquid waste, all types of batteries, televisions, motor oil, pool chemicals, mercury or products containing mercury, yard waste, scrap metal (grills, lawnmowers, siding, roofing, etc) appliances, items containing freon (stove, refrigerators, washers, dryers, window air conditioners)
* Village employees will be available to assist with unloading.
* The village reserves the right to refuse any and all items.
* Village police will monitor the site.

Read more about how the event went in upcoming edition of The DGKN.

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