The city of Reynoldsburg will hold its 12th annual Community Cleanup Day on June 3 at the Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents will be able to drop off broken and unwanted bicycles, documents to be shredded, old appliances and other items that could be recycled or repaired.

Bill Sampson, the city's public service director, said the city will not accept any hazardous waste items, which include containers that held cleaners, stains, varnishes, automotive fluids, pesticides, herbicides and certain paints. Batteries, televisions and CRT monitors also will not be accepted, he said.

People who have hazardous waste that must be disposed of should contact SWACO at 614-294-1300 or visit swaco.org for information on disposal of those items, he said.

Residents are urged, however, to drop off any paper documents to be shredded, small electronics, old furniture, flags, appliances and old bicycles. There will be a red recycling bin exchange for residents who bring in their old recycling bins.

The day will kick off with a 9 a.m. free breakfast for volunteers, served inside City Hall, Sampson said.

The volunteers will take off after breakfast for the annual "Clean Up, Spruce Up, Fix Up" assistance project, which aims to help senior citizens and physically impaired residents spruce up areas at their homes.

Sampson said volunteers participating in the cleanup will have the opportunity to "take ownership" by sprucing up neighborhoods, parks and open spaces.

"This sends a clear message to potential businesses, industry, residents and visitors that we want them here and take pride in our community," he said.

"We are encouraging all city of Reynoldsburg residents to use this opportunity to show your community pride," said Mary Hudson, executive director of the Reynoldsburg Visitors Bureau

She said Habitat for Humanity representatives will be on hand to collect used home goods and building materials and Lowe's Electronics Disposal Service will provide appliance drop-off services.

Volunteers may sign up on the day of the event, or call 614-322-6806.

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