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Hard work handled the 'hard to recycle'

Cleanup Day We say "Recycle--It's Easy to Do!" But ... that's for the easy stuff. Cleanup Day is the time to recycle the items that are usually "hard to recycle." And that means hard work.
   North Bend, Duvall, and Carnation have finished the 1996 Spring Cleanup Days. The tires, batteries, refrigerators, oil, scrap metal, etc., added up to more than 208,000 lbs.--that's more than 100 tons!
   Thanks to the Public Works Departments for sponsoring the events and to the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and Solid Waste Division for grant funding that covers the expenses. Thanks to the Public Works crews who did the hard work of loading the 100 tons: Larry S., Trudy, and Matt in North Bend; Mike M. and Kevin M. in Duvall; Bob and John in Carnation; Valerie, Sue, Jason, and others who helped at each Cleanup.
   We don't have enough funding to mail flyers to all the Valley zip codes for every event, and I really appreciate that the Valley View prints announcements of the events so everyone is invited.
   Many thanks to all those who brought materials! Our communities are cleaner, there will be less litter in the ditches, and more than 100 tons of resources will be recycled.
   If you missed the Spring Cleanup Days, watch the papers for Fall Cleanups in Snoqualmie in September and Duvall in October.

Cecelia Boulais, Snoqualmie Valley Recycling Coordinator