Keep Columbus Beautiful Week
April 20 to 26
Mark your calendar for the third annual
communitywide clean up and beautification blitz. What started as a class
project for University of Iowa graduate students has become a tradition.
The week includes some large group events but the potential for the
largest impact lies with individual households and businesses. Keep
Columbus Beautiful week organizers encourage everyone to use this week
to recycle, donate, and dispose of unwanted items and to clean up, fix
up and beatify their homes, business, yards and gardens.
KCB week will kick off with a Make a Good First
Impression Clean-up on Saturday, April 20th. This is an
expansion of last year’s county road clean up. This year other high
viability areas including The Swinging Bridge will be added as
volunteers become available. The more people that show up the more that
will get done. Volunteers are to meet at the north parking lot of
Columbus High School at 8 am; activities will be finished before noon.
People interested in volunteering or being team leaders for specific
locations should contact Brian Cummings at 728-2750 or Mallory smith at
728-7971. The rain date for the Clean-up is Saturday, April 27.
Monday, April 22, Earth Day, will be Columbus
Junior High’s annual Keep Columbus Beautiful Service Project. Student in
7th and 8th grades will canvas the community in
the afternoon dropping off free marigold seeds, picking up litter and
sharing information about recycling, donation and disposal options
available to residents. The rain date for this event is Wednesday, April
Friday, April 26 is scheduled for the citywide
Louisa County Transfer Station - for solid waste disposal
14078 70th Street
Wapello, Iowa 52653
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Materials (fee varies by category): Municipal Solid Waste,
Appliances, Tires, Auto Batteries, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Metal Items
Yard Waste, Fuel
Tanks, Household Hazardous Materials: Paints, pesticides, cleaning
New for 2012: E-waste Disposal
$2.00 per item without screen
$5.00 for item with screen 18 inches or less
(measured on the diagonal)
$10.00 for screens over 18 inches (measured on the
2012 KCB Projects
Earth Week in collaboration with
Columbus High School
Free Flower Seeds
KCB Planter at the
Civic Center - sponsored by half Hour Club
Quilt Garden - cared for by Master
Gardener Jim Everett
COLUMBUS JUNCTION CITY WIDE
APRIL 26th, 2013
ITEMS SUCH AS TELEVISIONS, COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, FAX MACHINES, VCR’S, DVD
PLAYERS, VIDEO GAME CONSOLES, SERVERS, SCANNERS, CONVERTER BOXES, CABLE
RECEIVERS, SATALLITE RECEIVERS ETC–WILL REQUIRE A TAG WHICH CAN BE
PURCHASED AT CITY HALL –$10 FOR ANY ITEM WITH A SCREEN AND ALL OTHER
E-WASTE ITEMS $2.
WILL NOT REQURE A TAG AND WILL BE PICKED UP AT NO CHARGE.
AS: METAL, APPLIANCE, FURNITURE, E-WASTE ITEMS.
WILL NOT PICK UP: TIRES, BATTERIES, PAINT, PAINT CANS, HAZARDOUS
MATERIALS, CHEMICALS, SPRAY CANS, WINDOWS OR ANY GLASS ITEMS.
NO WOOD OR BUILDING MATERIALS.
PUT ANYTHING IN GARBAGE BAGS
WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
ITEMS MUST BE SET OUT BY 7:00 A.M.
OF CLEAN UP.
CLEAN UP DAY IS FOR
COLUMBUS JUNCTION RESIDENCE ONLY
QUESTIONS CALL CITY HALL ---- 728-7971