Earth Day events planned

Published 8:28 am Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Brewton City Council’s Earth Day Committee, along with the cities of Brewton and East Brewton will sponsor the annual Earth Day Clean Up set for Saturday, April 30, 2011.
The Jay Road Landfill will be open from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., free of charge, for residents to dispose of electronics and trash only. Electronics such as television and computer components will cost $7 per item, and no household garbage or chemicals will be accepted.
The City of East Brewton will make its trash truck available for the residents of East Brewton. Residents should call 867-7998 for pickup.
There are certain items that need special attention. Automobile batteries will be accepted at Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone, and O’Reilly Auto Parts, all located on Douglas Avenue.
Automobile oil can also be left at Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone, and O’Reilly Auto Parts.
Old appliances may be taken to the Jay Road Landfill, free of charge during Earth Day, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Electronic and computer equipment is included but there will be a charge of $7 per item. This is for residents only.
Old tires may be put in dumpsters and Georgia-Pacific will sponsor a Shred-It paper recycling truck from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the old Habitat for Humanity Re-StoreĀ  parking lot for both Brewton and East Brewton and Georgia-Pacific employees only.
Dumpsters will be located in various locations around town. There will be a dumpster at Burnt Corn Creek Park, another in the parking lot behind the old Wal-Mart building, and another at the corner of Sowell Road and Liles Blvd.
Larry White, Escambia County Commissioner, said that the county is also participating in cleaning up with People Against a Littered State (PALS) for April 16 and 23. The Don’t Drop it in Alabama slogan has become Don’t Drop it in Escambia County.
“The Escambia County Commission is glad to participate and support as much as we can,” White said. “We hope to have plenty of people out to clean up Escambia County. So far the response has been pretty good.”

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