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City’s annual Clean Up Day is April 28

Post Date:04/05/2018 8:30 a.m.

Shakopee, Minn. – The City of Shakopee's annual Clean Up Day is Saturday, April 28. Drop off items between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. behind the Public Works building, 400 Gorman St. Enter off Fourth Avenue East.

People unloading trailerClean Up Day is a recycling event where residents can discard old appliances, electronics, yard waste, tires, car batteries, scrap metal and more. Cost is $20 per vehicle for recyclable items and $25 per vehicle for garbage. Additional fees may apply. Visit www.ShakopeeMN.gov/cleanupday for a list of accepted and non-accepted items.

New this year, the city will be using entrance lanes. In an effort to reduce the long line of vehicles on Fourth Avenue, vehicles will form three lanes in the parking lot. See map on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/cleanupday.

Clean Up Day is open to City of Shakopee, Jackson Township and Louisville Township residents only. Resident IDs will be checked. Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at 952-233-9550 or publicworks@ShakopeeMN.gov.

Paper shredding and clothing recycling

Back by popular demand is free paper shredding. Also, new this year is free clothing recycling. USAgain will be collecting textiles (including clothes, shoes, linens, accessories) for recycling near the shredding truck. No charge and no need to wait in the recycling event line to recycle textiles. Discarded textiles go to places around the globe where people struggle with meeting the basic human need of having clothes to wear.

Both shredding and textiles will be located at the front of the 500 Gorman St. building. Enter between 400 and 500 Gorman and turn left into the parking lot. Sponsored by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Scott County Environmental Services.

Donations for Bridging, Inc.

During Clean Up Day, Shakopee Rotary will be collecting furniture and household items for Bridging, Inc., which serves people in need based on qualified referrals from social service agencies and churches in the seven-county metropolitan area. Donations are tax-deductible (thrift market value). Items needed include lightly used furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, linen and specialty items.

To donate to Bridging, Inc., drop off items on the south side of the Public Works building between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. April 28 or contact Rotarian Tim Whitcomb at 952-445-6170 to schedule an at-home pickup for large furniture. Donations-only vehicles do not need to wait in the recycling event line. To drop off donations only, enter from Gorman between 400 and 500 Gorman and park near the Bridging semi-trailer.      

Arbor Day tree sale continues

The city is also hosting its annual tree sale with several varieties of trees available for purchase online at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/treesale.

A limited number of trees is available; pre-order online as soon as possible. Shakopee residents only. Limit two per household.

Tree pickup will be from 1-4 p.m. April 28 in the Public Works yard, 500 Gorman St.

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CONTACT: Public Works Department, 952-233-9550