COLUMN: Get your clean on

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Spring Cleanup Days are March 28-29

By Jill Gray

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to clean up, clean out and organize.

While you do, here are a few reminders. Commonwealth Cleanup week is March 22-29, and I encourage folks to get out and clean their yards of litter along the roadway, and to email me and let me know you did it. Include your name, address, and how many bags you collect. You can even help out an elderly neighbor, or a farmer along his fence line. My email is jillgray@laruecounty.org.

Also during this time you can participate in our annual junk day noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 28, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 29.

We will be accepting items that you normally are not able to set out on your regular trash day because they are too numerous, too large, or not acceptable for some reason. Note the ad in The LaRue County Herald News for specifics.

While cleaning up and out, remember that we accept most recyclables at Renaissance Recycling on Water Street. We do not currently take window glass, plastic grocery bags or package overwraps. If you want additional information on what we accept, either give me a call or stop by the center and ask. 

We do not pay for recyclables. Any money made goes back into the fund to keep us running.

A new program of Renaissance Recycling is a resale shop for items that get dropped off at the center, and are too good to recycle, and could be reused.  Remember, "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” These items are collected and moved to the Renaissance Repeats shop that is below the Hodgenville Woman's Club, and next to the Masonic Lodge. This store has been open one Saturday a month since May of last year.

We will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month beginning in April, and by appointment for now. For this month it will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 22. So add us to your Saturday yard sale list. 

We have items such as old county road signs, mason jars, some furniture, bottles, hardware, house wares, knick knacks, three-ring binders, old magazines, records, tins and much more. We do not have clothing.

For those items you don't want to just give away, schedule a yard sale for yourself, and any leftovers you can donate, or use for "white elephant" gifts.

Items you need to get rid of but are too good to throw away can be donated to LaRue County Community Action, Santa Claus program (Snookie Morrison), Goodwill, Hosparus, Habitat Restore, Saint Vincent DePaul, and numerous others.