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Spring Cleaning Day set for April 29 at Recycling Center
City of Greer residents may again take advantage of the city’s Spring Cleaning Day to dispose of nuisance items such as paint and pesticides at no cost at the City Recycling Center located at 315 Buncombe St.
The event, hosted by the Public Services Department and ACE Environmental, Inc. is set for 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on April 29.

Spring Cleaning Day, offered exclusively to city residents, provides an opportunity to drop off trash items that are not permitted in weekly curbside collection. Items from commercial businesses will not be accepted and workers will be on site to conveniently remove items for visitors.

Items to be collected include appliances, lawnmowers, electronics (e-waste), tires, paint and paint thinner, motor oil, herbicides, insecticides, mattresses and many additional items. Please contact the Public Services Department at 848-2184 with any questions about qualifying items.

“Greer residents always mark this day on their calendars to take advantage of the service,” Public Services Director Skipper Burns said. “It’s a good time to clean out garages and storage sheds to remove items like paint and pesticides that aren’t likely to be used again. With a team of workers ready to catalog and remove the items, it’s a very simple and quick process.”

Residents may bring up to one box of personal papers to take advantage of an industrial shredder. Also, members of the Greer Police Department and its Citizens Academy Alumni Association will be on hand to accept expired and unneeded prescription drugs.