April 23, 2003 — It's time to clean up.
>Transfer station accepting scrap metal, appliances and household paint for free
Jefferson County and the the Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 are again joining together to operate the Community Clean Up.
This year the county transfer station will accept all scrap metal, appliances and household paint during the two weekends of the Clean Up: April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4.
The transfer station will be accepting the scrap metal, appliances and paint from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on those four days. Only those specific items are allowed to be dumped for free. Regular pricing will be in effect for other refuse.
The second aspect of the Clean Up is for yard debris. All yard debris -- including brush, small limbs, grass, etc. -- can be taken to the fairgrounds for free disposal. The fire department, county public works and Madras Paint and Glass will operate the yard debris program, and it is available during those same 8:30 to 4:30 hours for each of the four days of the program.
The fire department's primary impetus for the program is to inspire people to make their homesites more fire safe. Wildfires are common in Central Oregon, and fire professionals have a 10-point Get in the Zone program to help homeowners keep their residences fire safe. See page 7 for details.
For further information on the Community Clean Up, call 475-1983, or 475-7274.