The first ever “Throw Away Day”, a Tallapoosa County-wide cleanup, is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd. The Tallapoosa County Commission will place dumpsters in 12 locations throughout the county. Residents are encouraged to bring their large items, such as sofas and mattresses, that are too big for curbside garbage cans. There is no charge for using the dumpsters.
This effort was put in place to discourage illegal dumping which has become a big problem throughout the county. We also hope to encourage citizens to take action and help clean up and care for our communities. Various groups ranging from church youth groups to city wide events are planned in conjunction with the “Throw Away Day” dumpsters. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the dumpsters provided and to join clean up events in their neighborhoods and communities.
Tallapoosa County is beautiful and offers many natural resources that we do not want to take for granted. We need to keep our county clean!
- District 1 – Downtown Alexander City-next to City Hall
- District 2 – Double Bridge area on Highway 63 near mile marker 25
- District 3 – (3 locations)-Hackneyville Community Center, New Site County Shop and New Site Volunteer Fire Department
- District 4 – (3 locations)-Across from Siggars Grocery on Gibson Road, Camp Hill Town Hall and County Shop in Dadeville
- District 5 – (4 locations)-Red Ridge Methodist on Highway 34, Wall Street Nutrition Center in Tallassee, Reeltown Volunteer Fire Department and Union Volunteer Fire Department
Roadside Clean Up Locations:
- Pearson Rd.- led by New Providence Baptist Church
- Hackneyville- led by Hackneyville Community Club
- New Site along Sanford Rd.- led by Rocky Creek Baptist Church RAs and GAs
- Downtown Alex City- led by City of Alex City, PATH and Young Professionals
- Union Fire Department- led by Tommy Abernathy
- Camp Hill- led by the Town Council
- Frog Eye- led by Natalie Haynes
Organizers include Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership, Tallapoosa County Cooperative Extension and John Thompson. Funding for the event is provided by the Tallapoosa County Commission, Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership, Lake Martin Resource Association and Russell Lands.
We encourage everyone to participate in this first ever county wide event. For questions regarding the dumpsters or for more information on how to join a clean up event or schedule an event in your neighborhood, please contact John Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 334-399-3289 or Sabrina Wood at email@example.com / 334-429-8832, or Shane Harris, Tallapoosa County Extension, at 256-825-1050.