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Thu, April 02

It’s time to take out the garbage<br>

People of all ages are encouraged to help keep Williams beautiful this Saturday. It only takes a few hours and rewards participants with a sense of pride in their community. Many areas around town have become riddled with litter, such as empty lots, areas near high-traffic roads, and areas near or surrounding the Interstate-40 on and off-ramps.

The WCBC is asking for volunteers to join in on a citywide litter removal job and help keep their hometown of Williams a proud place to live in. The fun and the cleanliness starts at 9 a.m. at the city parking lot across from the visitors’ center. Those who show up will be divided into teams that will be assigned to certain areas that are especially in need of cleanup. Those include areas that collect a high amount of litter such as freeway on- and off-ramps, empty city lots, around schools, parks, and around certain businesses.

As usual, Arizona Public Service will provide a beverage truck and trash bags and participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and sunscreen.

Those who are unable to participate can still help — the WCBC asks residents not involved in the cleanup to do whatever they can to make their own properties as attractive as possible.

Not unlike the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway program, the WCBC can sign businesses or individuals up to adopt an area and keep it clean.

At the same time, the WCBC is making available $25 gift vouchers for disposal of old refrigerators until Oct. 2. The usual cost in Williams is $35. Residents received $10 coupons for refrigerator disposal in their water bills last month. Residents are only allowed to use one coupon per visit, so disposal is not completely free.

The vouchers can be obtained at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor’s Center.

On a side note, the WCBC is sponsoring a free swim day at the Williams Aquatic Center on Saturday from 1-4 p.m., just in time for those finished with the Fall Cleanup Day to enjoy.

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