Sheridan embarks on cleanup
Western Oregon Waste will provide four 30-yard drop boxes for yard debris, a 47-yard drop box for scrap metal and a six-yard drop box for cardboard.
A WOW employee will be on site at the sewage treatment plant, 957 Sheridan Road. A banner will mark the entrance to the area.
Yard clippings, furniture, non-aerosol paint and other items outside the household trash realm will be accepted, along with one appliance per household. There will be a $29.29 charge for freezers and refrigerators.
The city is prepared to accept up to four tires, along with items made of aluminum, paper or plastic. It cannot accept oil, antifreeze, medical waste, explosives, ammunition, hazardous items, batteries, television sets or computers.
The program is limited to Sheridan residents who are WOW customers. WOW is waiving its normal tipping fee.
According to City Manager Frank Sheridan, volunteers are also being sought to collect trash along roads and ditches. They are asked to check in at the high school between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for an assignment marked on a map, along with a supply of trash bags and a lunch ticket.
Lunch will be served until 2 p.m. at the Sheridan Historic Museum. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be featured.
In addition to WOW, the Les Schwab Tire Center, Sheridan Japanese School, Delphian School, Sheridan Chamber of Commerce, Beautify Sheridan Group and Waste Management, Inc. are helping sponsor the cleanup.
“This has become much larger than I thought it would be,” Sheridan said. “I’m quite impressed.”
For more information, call Bob Berkey of the Beautify Sheridan Group at 706-741-4538, Belinda Ogle of the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at 971-241-2980 or Kie Cottam of the Sheridan Public Works Department at 503-843-2660.