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Community to 'Tackle the Trash' April 27

Whitehall officials, city employees, civic organizations, students and residents will team up Saturday, April 27, to "Tackle the Trash" as part of the annual citywide spring cleanup.

"Tackle the Trash" is the theme of this year's cleanup effort, which begins at 10 a.m. at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road.

Volunteers will depart from the park to various arterial roads, public parks and other targeted areas to pick up trash for 90 minutes.

Following the event, volunteers will return to Whitehall Community Park, where Buffalo Wild Wings will provide free wings to them. This year's event is sponsored in part through a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio.

"It's a great opportunity for people to join together for a good cause and help beautify our city," said Lindsey Wright, Whitehall's community-relations coordinator.

The citywide spring cleanup is part of a larger two-week effort to provide residents with other opportunities for spring cleaning efforts.

Through Thursday, May 5, the city will waive permit requirements for garage sales and yard sales. After May 5, permits will be required.

Residents also may dispose of used tires. The city will pick-up used tires placed curbside Thursday, April 25, and Thursday, May 2.

Buildings materials, scrap lumber, shingles and other similar material will be picked up on the regular refuse collection days.

This is the ninth year Whitehall has hosted a citywide spring cleanup and associated activities.

-- Kevin Corvo/ThisWeek