Take Pride in Washington Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017


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Please join us for the 12th annual Take Pride in Washington Clean-Up Day, being held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (weather permitting). Sign up will begin at 8:30 am at Wenger Shelter in Washington Park, off Stratford Drive. Individuals and groups are invited to be part of this annual event. Groups interested in participating in the Clean-Up should email joliphant@ci.washington.il.us to register ahead of time.

Everyone is invited to participate in this fun community event, so come out and have fun taking pride in our community.  The Washington Chamber of Commerce, Washington Park District, City of Washington and Rotary Club of Washington invite the community to come out and clean up for Washington!

The first 250 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last).

2017 Sponsors:

Step Back in Time, Grace Bible Church, McDonald’s, Just Kidz Dentistry, IVP Plastics, Anderson Auto Center & Auto Collision, Uftring Chevy Washington, The Villas of Holly Brook,  Mason White Funeral Home, Washington State Bank, State Farm-Roger Hickman, Countryside Banquet Facility, City of  Washington, Washington Park District, and the Washington Chamber of Commerce, Team Works by Holzhauer and the Rotary Club of Washington.

Work gloves are donated by IVP Plastics.

To get the morning started, the Washington Chamber of Commerce will providing donuts and coffee will be donated by Countryside Banquet Facility.

Subject to change

In addition to the clean-up effort on April 22nd, there are several area drop-off locations which will recycle year round those not-so-usual things around our homes. Goodwill accepts electronic equipment, small appliances (no TVs) and microwaves. Best Buy accepts TV’s and computer monitors (for a small fee), DVD players & VCR’s, mobile phones, laptops, keyboards, printers, and computer towers. Brecklin’s Service Center collects used motor oil for a small fee. Old batteries, of any size, can be dropped off at Interstate Batteries. Menards provides a place to drop off light bulbs, including fluorescent bulbs. Washington Police Department is a drop-off location for unused/expired medicines: tablets & capsules only (remove from bottles & seal in plastic bag); no liquids or sharp items. A handout listing these year-round drop-off locations will be available at Wenger Shelter the day of the Clean-Up, as well as all year at the Chamber office on the square.