OMAK – The city-wide spring cleanup is this Saturday, May 11, in the carnival area of East Side Park.
People can bring items from 8 a.m. to noon. The Friendly OK Car Club swap meet, flea market and car show also are Saturday in the park.
A variety of items will be accepted:
-Yard debris – Leaves, grass clippings, weeds, branches and tree trimmings up to eight inches in diameter.
-Recyclables – Aluminum, cardboard, car batteries, small and large appliances, plastic bottles, copper, steel and tin.
-Electronics – Television sets, computers, monitors, printers and toner cartridges.
-Paper – Office paper, newspapers and magazines.
Items that will not be included are household hazardous waste, trash, refrigerators and tires.
The event is staged by the city, Colville Confederated Tribes, Okanogan Conservation District, Okanogan County Public Works, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sunrise Disposal.
Meanwhile, the state has released updated information on recycling.
Information is available at 800-RECYCLE or the online 1-800-RECYCLE database, which includes 1,578 Washington recycling services and more than 70 different types of recyclable materials, including large appliances such as dishwashers, water heaters, stoves, washing machines and dryers.
People can type in a location and material type, and the database will find nearby services that accept them.
People also can find collectors who accept old electronics such as computers, monitors or tablets for free through e-cycle Washington, plus places to recycle mercury lights through the LightRecycle program.
More information is at https://ecologywa.blogspot.com/2019/04/washingtons-recycling-database-gets.html.