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Cleaner-Greener Clean-Up Set for Wyalusing, Laceyville

The fourth annual spring clean-up for Wyalusing and Laceyville, including along Route 6 between the two communities, is set to take place on Saturday, May 7 starting at the Laceyville Fire Hall at 8:45 a.m. Organized by Laceyville Borough Councilman Richard Rodgers and his wife, Karen, the event rallies volunteers to pick up litter. “This is a great way for us to show our community pride along with building a strong network of concerned citizens,” Richard Rodgers said. “Let’s get out and help keep our beautiful part of the world just that—beautiful.” The local clean-up effort is part of a statewide clean-up called Keep America Beautiful, involving local and state governments, businesses, waste haulers and environmental and civic groups. This year, printer ink cartridges, cell phones and cell phone batteries will be accepted and will be responsibly recycled, Rodgers said. The Cleaner & Greener Clean-Up project should not be confused with Spring Clean-Up Days in both Wyalusing and Laceyville when the respective boroughs pay to have items placed at curbside hauled away, in many cases, free of charge. For more information on these events, contact Wyalusing or Laceyville officials. At the May 7 event, gloves, trash bags and safety vests will be provided to volunteers as well as snacks, water and a free lunch. Last year, over 70 people took part in the local clean-up. “We’re hoping for even more this year,” Rodgers said. Volunteers should contact Rodgers by April 20 to assure they are included in the count for gloves, vests and other items. He can be reached by calling 570-869-1826 or 570-721-2317. He can also be reached via email at Richen@frontier.com. Those wishing to make financial contributions should send them to The Cleaner & Greener Team, Rich and Karen Rodgers, 284 Second Street, Laceyville, PA 18623. Checks should be made payable to Cleaner and Greener.

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