Spring Clean-up program is underway, but...

Published on April 20, 2017

These items are out on the side of the road in North Kentville a couple of weeks ahead of the annual Spring Clean-up in the eastern Valley.

©Wendy Elliott

KENTVILLE NS – Homeowners in the eastern end of the Valley are putting out Spring Clean-up items ahead of schedule.

Valley Waste Resource Management (VWRM) Andrew Garrett says that the clean-up is underway, but only in Zone A in the Valley’s west end.
Zone A residents should expect the clean-up on the same day as their regular collection occurs. The clean-up in most towns is set for the first week of May, while those in Zone B will have a pick-up between May – 19.
Garrett noted that the Reuse Centre at the Valley Waste facility has opened for the season again. Compost giveaways are set for Lawrencetown, Kingston and Kentville on May 13.
For details check the VWRM web page
or check this year’s 2017 waste management calendar.

Dump and Run coming
The Acadia Dump and Run in Wolfville will be a large campus-community garage sale on Saturday, April 29.
It was started by Acadia University students in 2001 to divert residence waste from the landfill and minimize curbside waste from off-campus housing.
The Wolfville and area community also participates and over the years has helped divert tons of waste from the landfill.
Student and community groups volunteer at the athletic complex event and take advantage of the proceeds. It will run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Community and off-campus student donations are accepted from April 25 – 28 from 1 -7 p.m. at the lower west entrance of the athletic centre.
Among the items accepted are: furniture, toys, clothes, sports equipment, decorations, tools, kitchenware, shoes and electronics.