Pelham celebrating Earth Day with pair of weekend events

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Pelham residents will have two chances to go green this month as part of the city’s Earth Day celebrations.

On April 9, Pelham will hold its Spring Cleanup Day. Throughout the day, Pelham residents will have the chance to discard items not normally collected by Advanced Disposal, such as mattresses, wood and bicycles.

However, Advanced Disposal will not accept items such as washers and dryers, refrigerators or freezers or tires. For a complete list of items the company will and will not accept, visit Pelhamonline.com.

On April 9, the Shelby County landfill off Alabama 70 in Columbiana will waive disposal fees for all city residents who drop items off at the dump.

From 9 a.m.-noon, the city will also partner with Technical Knockout to provide electronic recycling in the back parking lot of Pelham City Park off U.S. 31.

During the recycling day, the company will collect all electronic items except televisions, and will charge $5 to dispose of small monitors, $7.50 to dispose of large monitors and $10 for secure hard drive destruction.

Pelham will also celebrate Pelham Pride Day April 16, during which city residents will have a chance to help beautify the community.

During Pelham Pride Day, volunteer groups will walk about 12 miles of Pelham’s main thoroughfares and pick up litter. Children 10 and younger will help clean up City Park.

After the cleanup, all volunteers will be invited to participate in a celebration, which will feature free food and prizes.

The volunteer team with the most bags of litter and the team with the most unusual item will receive special awards.

For more information about Spring Cleanup Day or Pelham Pride Day, visit Pelhamonline.com or call mayor’s assistant Paula Sutton at 620-6403.