It's Spring Cleanup time in Grays Harbor
Ahh, spring! The time of year you feel the warmer weather, see the blossoming flowers and hear – and try to heed – the loud call of spring chores! Use that spring in your step this spring to tackle the tidying up that most of us need in and around our homes, garages and yards this time of year.
For many Grays Harborites, a chance for a free day to dump junk at the LeMay Transfer Station makes addressing the excess-stuff issue a no brainer!
We’re happy to pass along that once again many of the area’s municipalities are sponsoring free Spring Cleanup days at the LeMay Transfer Station or are bringing the containers to you. Each has a little different arrangement, so make sure to read about your area and call your City Hall if you have additional questions.
Sorry to the folks living outside city limits; it’s been a few years now since Grays Harbor County has sponsored a cleanup for those living in the county. Budgets are tight! However, while there is no paid-for cleanup day for you, we suggest using the spring energy and weather to give your place a once-over and gather up your usable – but not needed by you – stuff to sell or donate.
Then take the actual junk to the LeMay Transfer Station at 4201 Olympic Highway in Aberdeen for the minimum charge of $10.87 for up to 200 pounds. If you have a lot of stuff to deal with, it’s only $108.62 a ton, with a sliding scale in between. (Those figures include tax.)
As far as home improvement and curb appeal, not to mention a sense of peace and pride, $10.87 – or more if you have heavy stuff – is a great investment! We’re certain your neighbors will agree!
HOURS FOR TRANSFER STATION
LeMay Transfer Station is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays and some holidays.
The Hazardous Waste Site, which is free to use, is open on the first Wednesday and Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The E-cycle area is also free to use. It is where you can take your computer monitors, screens, towers, televisions, etc. It is available at all times for drop off, but if you require assistance, come on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recyclables are also free to dispose of at the LeMay Transfer Station. Items accepted include glass bottles (no plate glass windows, etc.) tin, aluminum (no scrap metal or paint cans), flattened cardboard, milk jugs, newspapers and mixed paper.
For Aberdonians, the month of April is yours for a free dump day. The City of Aberdeen will be issuing vouchers for those who live within city limits.
If you are an Aberdeen resident, you should be receiving a postcard soon. This voucher – accompanied by a driver’s license or other form of identification – is your ticket to a trip to the LeMay Transfer Station any day the transfer site is open – not Sundays – from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1-31.
Your Spring Cleanup days aren’t until June 5-8th. Vouchers will be available at the Hometown Sanitation office in Hoquiam beginning May 28. Take that voucher with your license to the LeMay Transfer Station during those June days for a free trip to the dump.
Mark Saturday, April 20, on your calendar! Cosmopolis City Hall will be issuing vouchers for that day, check with them for details.
For you folks in Westport, vouchers will be available at City Hall for you to pick up. You may use that voucher anytime the Transfer Station is open during the month of May, just take it with your license to the transfer station.
For Ocean Shores residents, drop boxes will be placed in your community April 23-25.
Those living in McCleary should mark April 27 as their red-star day. That’s when drop boxes will be placed at key location around McCleary.
MORE COMING NEXT WEEK
We’ll have more information next week about what you can and can’t dump at the transfer station.
The folks at the LeMay Transfer Station, including Tracy Elders, the office lead, say they welcome your questions. They can be reached at 360 533-1251. Another great resource to answer questions is the website – www.graysharbor.lemayinc.com. Remember, you can also check with your City Hall about your area’s specific regulations or other details.