Spring cleaning will be a "family" affair in Reynoldsburg as the city invites residents to clean out garages, desks and areas that need sprucing up, then to bring any unwanted items to the city's annual Community Clean-Up Day.
This year's event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St., and at the adjacent John F. Kennedy Park.
Mary Hudson, co-chairwoman for the event, said a new participant this year is the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio.
"They want donations of new and used furniture for families in need and will pick up items if you are unable to bring them to the clean-up site," she said.
People should drive into the municipal building parking lot to receive a map and directions to the drop-off sites.
John F. Kennedy Park will be closed for normal park activities that day.
Also new this year is a way to dispose of old but working television sets.
"In the past, we have always said no televisions, because Computer Alliance does not accept them, but this year, if they are working televisions, Habitat for Humanity will take them," Hudson said.
Services available on Clean-up Day include:
• Document shredding provided by Cintas; there is no limit on the number of boxes of documents to be shredded and staples do not need to be removed.
• Red recycling bin exchange by the city of Reynoldsburg; residents can bring in old broken bins and receive a replacement.
• Bulk item disposal; dumpsters will be available June 7-15 at the City Hall parking lot and from June 9-13 at the Reynoldsburg Street Department, 7806 E. Main St.
• Residential battery and light bulb drop-off provided by Batteries Plus Bulbs; batteries and light bulbs for recycling will be accepted from residents only, no businesses.
• Flag drop-off provided by Boy Scout Troop 141; troop members will properly dispose of old, damaged flags.
• Habitat for Humanity will accept new and used home goods and building materials, plus working televisions. Call 614-RESTORE for information on acceptability of donations.
• Furniture Bank of Central Ohio will accept new and used furniture; residents should call Bob Kelley at 614-545-3844 for details on having items picked up if they are unable to bring them to the collection site.
• Appliance disposal service is provided by Lowe's.
• Electronics disposal will be provided by Community Computer Alliance, which accepts used electronic equipment except televisions.
• Bicycle drop-off also is provided, for old, broken or unwanted bicycles that need to be restored.
Hudson said Clean-Up Week also gives Reynoldsburg residents a chance to hold free garage sales.
"Garage sales are allowed each day of Clean-Up Week with the fee and permit waived," she said. "It also does not count toward your limit for the year."
All other regulations remain in effect and signs are permitted only on the homeowner's property.
For additional information or questions, contact Hudson at 614-866-4888; Angela Cornelius at the Reynoldsburg Service Department at 614-322-6810; Debby Kocher, also at the service department at 614-322-6800; or Tamzen Wilson at the Reynoldsburg Street Department at 614-322-5800.