Worthington News

April 20 a day of cleanup events in, around Worthington


The community is invited to clean up their homes and a local park at three separate events planned for Saturday, April 20.

A shred-it event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thomas Worthington High School.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., household hazardous wastes will be collected at Ashland Chemical in Dublin.

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Moses Wright Park between 9 a.m. and noon.

The Healthy Worthington Resource Center and Food Pantry, in conjunction with the Cronau, Koller, Peyton & Hoffman team of Ameriprise Financial, will host its second annual shred-it event.

Bring personal and professional documents to be shredded, along with food and a monetary donation for the food pantry.

For more information, go to worthingtonfoodpantry.org.

Household hazardous wastes are not collected during the weekly solid-waste collection, as the wastes are considered dangerous to people, animals and the environment. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio offers free collection drives four times a year.

The next drop-off location closest to Worthington will be at Ashland Chemical, 5200 Blazer Parkway, in Dublin.

For more information and a list of items that are or are not collected, go to swaco.org/Residents/HouseholdHazardousWaste.aspx.

The city of Worthington has established an Earth Day project for Saturday morning.

Volunteer will help beautify Worthington's Moses Wright Park by clearing the area of invasive plant species. The park is at 245 E. Granville Road.

The city of Worthington is partnering with Sustainable Worthington to clear out another section of vines, honeysuckle and other invasive plants. Trees also will be planted during the event.

Workers should bring sturdy work gloves.

Volunteers may register online at http://earthdaycolumbus.org/worksites/worksites-list/

For more information, call Paula Deming at 614-846-7459, or email pdeming3506@wowway.com.