The Prince George's Third Anual Countywide Spring Clean-Up Campaign will take place Saturday, or in the event of rain, next Saturday, June 17.
The Citizens Working for a New Quality Committee and the Citizens Concerned for a Cleaner County Committee, sponsors of the one-event, have been working for several months to get civic associations, service clubs, municipalities, Scout groups and local businessmen involved in the campaign.
Beginning Friday, citizens and groups participating in the clean-up may obtain large industrial trash bags at any of the county's 46 fire stations. The bags are being provided by the New Quality Committee, the Department of Public Works and Transportation and several county clubs.
Full trash bags should be brought to the nearest fire station on Saturday only. Trucks will be there to take the garbage directly to the county landfill.
Large, bulky items such as stoves, refrigerators and old tires should not be taken to the fire stations but may be taken directly to the landfill and dumped free of charge on Saturday. To have such items picked up during the next several weeks, call the county Public Works Department at 952-4744.
In addition to the efforts of residents and local civic groups, more than 100 county Boy Scout troops will clean up the 15 Beltway exits in the county.
Aluminium cans may be turned in Saturday at the following locations: Reynolds Recycling Center, 9730-A George Palmer Highway, Lanham, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Buck Distributors, Inc., 4606 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Bob Hall Distributors, Inc., 15103 Marlboro Pike (Main St.), Upper marlboro, 9 a.m. to noon, and Reynolds Mobile Recycling Center, Clinton Shopping Center, Branch Avenue (Rte. 5) and Woodyyard Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last year a million pounds of refuse were collected during the campaign.
For more information call 952-4723 or 952-3676.