Worthington News

Precycle Day set for Saturday


Worthington's annual curbside free exchange of reusable items will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

That is when all city residents are encouraged to participate in Precycle Day by placing those no-longer-wanted but still-good items along the curb in front of their homes.

Anyone may stop and take away the items at no charge.

As in past years, just about anything goes.

Tools, toys, furniture, plants, household items, electronics -- all those and more have found new homes during past Precycle Days.

This will be the fourth annual precycle event.

New this year is the day of the week.

In the past, Precycle started on a Wednesday and extended to Thursday during Earth Week.

The change was made to Saturday this year to encourage more people to participate.

With more people at home on the weekend, the new day also should encourage friendliness among neighbors, which has been a goal for Precycle Day.

The weekend time also should make it less dangerous for children, who will not have to go to school when the added traffic is on the streets.

Also, with more eyes to watch, organizers expect fewer pickers who come to take only metal parts to sell.

The greatest challenge of the new day is to remind people to remove all untaken items from their curbs at 6 p.m. Saturday, according to organizer Fred Yaeger.

When the event ended on Thursday evening, residents simply could leave leftovers on the curb for Friday trash collection.

Leftover items may be sold on one of three Facebook pages: PreCycleDay, Worthington Estates Free/Lend/ Borrow or Colonial Hills Free/Lend/Borrow.

Many charities also pick up unwanted items.