While it's up to Grove City residents to put in the work to complete their spring cleaning, the safe disposal or recycling of materials will be easy.
The next Community Environmental Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road.
The biannual event, also held in the fall, is hosted by the city of Grove City, Jackson Township, Keep Grove City Beautiful and Local Waste Services.
"We always have a big turnout for our cleanup days," said Lynn Bruno, Jackson Township's assistant administrator.
"It offers residents a convenient way to dispose of bulk trash, tires and electronics as a means to clean up area neighborhoods," said Mike Lilly, township and zoning administrator.
Residents can bring tires, with a maximum of four tires per household allowed, as well as appliances and construction and landscape materials for safe disposal.
Documents will be securely shredded by Ohio Mobile Shredding. Cinco Electronics Recycling will be accepting computers, printers and monitors for recycling. There will be a $10 charge for all CRT monitors and a $20 fee for televisions.
Habitat for Humanity MidOhio Restore will accept reusable building materials, appliances, furniture and decor. More donation information is available at restoremidohio.org.
Household hazardous materials, paint and chemicals will not be accepted at environmental day.
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio will hold a household hazardous waste collection event on Sept. 30 in Grove City. A detailed list of accepted household hazardous waste items can be found on its website, swaco.org.
Residents appreciate the "one-stop shopping" concept of dropping items off that the event provides, Bruno said.
That's indicated by the increasing number of vehicles that proceed through the administration building lot, she said.
A combined total of 875 vehicles came to the pair of environmental day events held last year. That number has increased nearly every year since 2010, when the total was 449 vehicles.
In 2016, residents brought 37,980 pounds of documents for shredding, Bruno said.
"I think that's a service that people really like," she said.
The total weight of shredded documents has more than doubled since 2012, the first year the service was offered at the environmental day.
Last year, residents brought in 409 tires and 6,177 pounds of e-waste materials to the cleanup days, Bruno said.
"Our parking lot is always a real hive of activity during the cleanup days," she said.
The township and city have partnered for cleanup day events since 1996, Lilly said.
More than 10,000 vehicles have brought in items over the years, he said.
Schmidt's Sausage Truck will be at the Community Environmental Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bruno said.