Kudos to those who clean up our roadsides

Tom Lefferts (left) and Richard Dillenbeck (right) cleaning up trash along Lakeview Drive this Fall.

by Irene Belanger

So nice to read about the good spirit and efforts Mr. and Mrs Bob Bennett, Richard Dillenbeck and others on the Lakeview Drive, China, roadside autumn cleanup. Thanks to all! An inspiration for all residents to work with our neighbors on our roadsides before cold weather and snow set in.

Also thank you to all for continuing to supply the transfer station with lots of clean recyclables. Keep organics coming in for cooking in the compost bin. Don’t forget the compost is there for all of us to use.

I can assure you that despite news articles (that are pretty accurate) that there are people working hard to find other uses and places for all of our recyclables to have a second chance. One is the old mill in Rumford to take paper goods. Check out Heloise’s articles (in the local papers) for reuse ideas.

Go to the transfer station and get info for the Saturday, October 27, drug drop under the care of Kennebec Sheriff’s Office. Get rid of those items no longer needed in a safe manner.

The shredder will also be there on that day at the public works building next to the transfer station campus, on Alder Park Road. We look forward to providing this service so old, unneeded, but personal items and business records, can be taken care of safely.

Once again: we need more volunteers to care for the “Free for Taking” building. Please help us to keep this as neat and clean as possible for all who use it to enjoy. You never can tell what you might find of value or that article you’ve been looking for to help you fix something that is precious and has meaning to you. The box is there for good clean clothes, shoes and pocketbooks.


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