General Editor
   April 9, 2003 — It's time for spring cleaning — of your yard and property that is — during the Third Annual Community Clean-Up, slated for two weekends, April 26, 27, and May 3 and 4.
   The Jefferson County Fire District and county public works department are teaming up to help area residents get rid of yard debris and unsightly scrap at a bargain basement price — free.
   The event not only spruces up the community, but helps in the fire departments effort to clear brush from homes in areas where potential wildfires could occur.
   Both weekends, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Box Canyon Transfer Station on Grizzly Road will allow the free dumping of scrap metal, appliances, recyclables and leftover household paints.
   Do not bring tires this year, unless you want to pay to dump them, also, you will still be charged for dumping household garbage.
   Madras Paint and Glass is helping with the safe disposal of paint. Accepted will be interior or exterior paint, water or oil base household paint. Please limit them to five-gallon or smaller containers. However, industrial, commercial or automotive will not be accepted.
   Meanwhile, follow the signs on Highway 97 to get rid of your yard debris, brush, and small tree limbs without charge at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
   The yard clean-ups coincides with the fire department's "Fire Free" campaign to encourage residents to fireproof their homes by clearing combustible landscaping away from homes, trimming tree limbs above wildfire level, and stacking firewood 30 feet away from the house.
   Fire Marshal Mark Carman noted 100 free "Fire Free" coffee mugs will be given out at the two-weekend clean-up event.
   For more information, call 475-1983 or 475-7274.
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