By SALINA POST
Don't forget: volunteers are being sought for the annual Spring Spruce-up in Salina on Saturday.
The event is a volunteer community cleanup project at various sites across the city. This year, Spring Spruce-up is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon.
According to information from the Friends of the River Foundation, the event coordinator, "volunteers are asked to meet at one of the volunteer worksites listed, wear appropriate shoes and clothes for the weather and something you do not mind getting dirty."
Tools will be provided at the worksites, however, volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves.
Additionally, volunteers ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
This year's worksites are as follows.
Ashby House - 150 S. Eighth Street
Landscaping and campus cleanup
CHDO - 936 S. 10th Street
City of Salina
Arts & Humanities - 730 Oakdale Drive at the Formal Garden
Cleaning sculptures in Oakdale Park
Engineering - 336 S. Santa Fe Avenue
Placing storm drain medallions, about trash in waterways
Parks & Recreation - 1871 E. Magnolia Road
Trimming, cleanup, and mulching the walking trail near the soccer complex
Friends of the River Foundation - 570 YMCA Drive, YMCA parking lot
Trash cleanup at the Smoky Hill River
North Town District
Intersection of N. Broadway Boulevard & N. Ninth Street
Cleanup landscaping at 5-Corners
Intersection of N. 12th Street and Hamilton Avenue
Cleanup Dry Creek debris
Salina Downtown - 112-114 S. Santa Fe Avenue, between Strand Plaza and Borolo Grill back patio
Clear weeds, debris, clean and add new mulch to planter beds
Salina Food Bank - 255 S. Chicago Street
Weed, add soil and mulch, and plant garden beds. Build summer school garden box. Clean windows
Salina Rescue Mission - 1716 Summers Road
Organize storage units, weed gardens and stain outdoor covers
The Temple - 336 S. Santa Fe Avenue, red north door
Weed and plant flowers, and paint the bridal dressing room
Free landfill day
In addition to the Spring Spruce-up events, the City of Salina is offering a free landfill day for all Saline County residents from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29. The city landfill is located at 4292 S. Burma Road.
According to information from the city, landfill customers must have Saline County license plates on their vehicles for free disposal. Vehicles from other counties will be required to pay normal tipping fees. Commercial waste haulers will be given priority (standard rates apply).
"Customers are encouraged to use caution at all times, follow staff instructions, obey all signs, stay on approved roadways and be prepared for delays. A line is expected to form during this event and the number of customers will be limited at the disposal site and convenience area. Removal of any landfill property, including waste from other customers, is strictly prohibited," the city noted in a news release.
The following items will not be allowed at the landfill.
●Liquid waste (including paint)
●Vehicle or equipment wreckage
Items that will be accepted, but still subject to applicable tipping fees for all commercial and residential customers include the following.
●Commercial loads (including waste from residents that is anything other than normal household trash)
●Freon-containing items (Freon removal certification required)
●Roofing and other construction materials
●Waste requiring a Special Waste Permit from the KDHE
A listing of fees may be viewed on the city’s website: salina-ks.gov/landfill.