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Morning-long clean-up event includes collection of HHW
It’s time once again for the City of Murphy’s fall Clean & Green event, wherein Murphy residents are invited to bring their recycling and unwanted items to City Hall for disposal.
The Oct. 12 event will be held at the Murphy City Hall driveways, 206 North Murphy Road, and will feature a drive through-drop off format. The event is free to Murphy residents, opening at 9 a.m. and closing promptly at noon.
As was the case last year, household hazardous waste (HHW) and large electronic recycling will be accepted at the Oct. 12 event.
“We’re pleased that HHW and large electronic recycling items will be collected at the Clean & Green event,” says Bailey Ragsdale, President of Keep Murphy Beautiful. “That saves residents from the task of trying to figure out what to do with these items.”
Household hazardous waste includes wet paint, solvents, acids, strong cleaners, paint thinners, fertilizers, floor stripping liquids, weed killing chemicals, and similar toxic or otherwise dangerous chemicals.
At the same time, shoes, usable clothing, toys, cooking and eating utensils, and housewares will be collected, sorted and shared with organizations that provide this kind of service to residents in need.
“We’ll also be accepting pet supplies and unopened pet food for the temporary residents of the Murphy Animal Shelter,” she said. “The shelter will accept dog and cat food, toys, leashes, collars, harnesses, carriers and other pet-related items.”
Among the material collected for disposal or recycling are light bulbs, batteries, and electronic recycling such as old printers, computers, televisions, monitors and other similar items. Document shredding will be offered as well. Denim material is also being collected in the Denim Go Green campaign, recycling the material into home insulation.
“This is an excellent time to clear out the garage of any left-over chemicals and paints from summer projects or unneeded lawn care fertilizers or weed killer solutions,” said Ragsdale. “It’s also a chance to go through the closets and kitchen cabinets for items that someone else might find useful.”
Residents will be required to provide proof of residence such as a driver’s license or utility bill. The event is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted on City of Murphy social media sites.