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Spring clean-up needed

Spring is in the air even though the calendar says it won’t happen for two more weeks. How can you argue with Mother Nature when Daffodils are in full bloom, redbud trees have begun to show their color and touches of green are appearing in lawns around town?

The call for attention to what’s going on outdoors has been sounded. It’s time to clean-up, paint-up, fix-up and spruce-up.

A good place to start is to make a quick assessment of how your premises look. You’re home free if nothing is out of place and everything is in tip-top condition. But if there’s litter on the street right-of-way, trash in the back yard, broken down appliances in the garage or wild onions sticking up in the lawn, you’ve got some work to do.

Fortunately, there’s help on the way.

Morgan County is again offering assistance through its annual Spring Clean-up, which is scheduled Monday through Saturday, March 26-31. During this period you can use the Decatur-Morgan County Landfill in Trinity or the four district shops to dispose of trash, old worn-out household appliances and furniture as well as other unwanted items free of charge. Not acceptable are roof shingles, tires, household garbage, paint and household or farm chemicals.

You may drop off acceptable items at the landfill Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

District shops #2, #3 and #4 will take disposable items Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. The District #1 shop will only accept disposable items from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

At the same time Morgan County Adopt–A-Mile is asking its volunteers and any others who are willing to help to make a concerted effort to remove all litter from roadside ditches, road and street rights-of-way and other public property.

The County Commission and Adopt-A-Mile are to be applauded for taking an important first step to clean-up, paint-up, fix -up and spruce-up for spring. Now it’s up to you and me. Will you do your part to help?