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ABOUT THE BIG CITYWIDE CLEANUP
OCT. 27, 2012
& SLASH YOUR TRASH
Clean up Cottonwood 86326 Day
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COTTONWOOD, Ariz. - A big cleanup and beautification event is scheduled for
Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine throughout the city of
Cottonwood and Verde Village in Yavapai County.
Joining forces with
Cottonwood and Verde Village residents and the For Our City™ (FOC)/CARE, Inc.
Program Volunteers' cleaning and recycling efforts, the city of Cottonwood and
Yavapai County Supervisor, Chip Davis, are sponsoring free residential dumpsters
to drop off household bulky wastes and discards
that do not fit in conventional trash containers.
From 8 a.m. to noon, FOC/CARE, Inc. Volunteers from faith-based communities,
local businesses’ employees, and youth and non-profit organizations will scour
targeted roadways, washes and streets to clean and beautify the area.
In Cottonwood, the city
will provide free residential dumpsters behind the CAT bus facility from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Follow the signs from 89A turning onto West Mingus Ave. toward the
airport. Pass the airport and turn on the next right, Happy Jack Road, just
before the Fire Training Center. Follow the road to the dumping bins.
Residential dumping only, no concrete or liquids. Passenger and semi truck
tires will be accepted for a small fee. Volunteers will be on hand to assist
residents with unloading.
Tire recycling fees:
Unmounted passenger tires $ .50 each
Mounted passenger tires $2.00 each
Semi truck tires (unmounted) $8.00 each
In Verde Village,
Yavapai County Supervisor, Chip Davis, will provide free residential dumpsters
at the Verde Village Community Clubhouse, 4855 E. Broken Saddle Road.
Residential dumping only, no concrete or liquids.
Passenger/semi tires will be accepted for a
small fee. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Yavapai County
staff members will be on hand to assist with
unloading. To help clean up Verde Village and the river walk, call
Margaret Paddock, President of Verde Valley Property Owners Association at (928)
“As an advocate for
Cottonwood residents, small businesses and a clean environment, bi-annual
community-wide cleanups are essential for economic vitality,” said Cottonwood,
AZ Mayor Diane Joens. “Cleanups provide a vehicle that helps to preserve the
beauty of the Verde Valley and property values, while encouraging tourism and
making Cottonwood a safer, healthier place for residents to live and work. They
encourage visitors and businesses to bring new jobs and other improvements to
our neighborhoods which help our economy grow. It’s a win-win for our economy
and our community. In April 14, 2012 For Our City (FOC) volunteers in
collaboration with the city of Cottonwood and Yavapai County collected a record
70.3 tons of household and hazardous waste, including 41.48 tons of household
waste in Cottonwood, 16.19 tons of waste in Verde Village, and removed 12.63
tons of hazardous waste.”
“Household waste and litter can pose a risk
to people’s health because contaminants left behind can pollute soil and be
carried off of sites in rainwater to groundwater basins and the Verde River,”
said Margaret Paddock, President of the Verde Village Association. “Sometimes
animals can confuse garbage for food or a suitable home. “
A clean community is a
shared responsibility. Everyone can help combat pollution.
To report illegal dumping or scavengers that are
making a mess in the city of Cottonwood, call the Cottonwood Police Department
at (928) 634-4246 during office hours. In Verde Villages, call Margaret
Paddock, President of the Verde Village Property Owners Association (VVPOA) at
Volunteers are wanted to
help clean up and beautify the community from 8- noon on Sat., Oct. 27th, 2012.
Volunteers are asked to bring tools, gloves, sunglasses, hats and water and meet
at 8am at Evangel Worship Center’s parking lot at 1380 E Mingus at 14th Street,
for pre-registration. Evangel staff will treat volunteers to a free hot lunch
when they return. Evangel Worship Center’s Pastor Tim Hall will also sponsor a
carwash and an inflatable bouncy for kids on Sat. Oct. 27th in the church’s
parking lot, to help raise funds for the FOC Neighborhood Revitalization
Initiative, that provides home repair “fix it” services to disabled and senior
residents who are unable to help themselves. Evangel will also provide
childcare for a small fee. For information call Pastor Tim Hall at (928)
In September 2012, the city
of Cottonwood received two awards - an Arizona Governor's 2012 Tourism Award for
marketing Cottonwood as a travel destination, steeped in wine tasting, great
food, and antiquing, and a 2012 Governor’s Excellence in Economic Development
Award for the city’s five-year economic development strategy with an emphasis on
the Arizona wine industry during an economic downturn. For more information,
visit Mayor Diane Joens’ blogspot at http://everythingcottonwood.blogspot.com
About For Our City™ (FOC)/CARE, Inc. Volunteers
For Our City™/CARE,
Inc. Volunteers’ Revitalization and Cleanup Programs in Cottonwood, AZ are part
of a collaborative initiative with CARE, Inc., established in 2012 to help
accelerate community-wide cleanup work and
provide no- cost cleanup and fix it home repair services to seniors and
disabled citizens who are unable to help themselves.
About CARE, Inc.
CARE INC -
is a civic nonprofit organization who serves the leaders of local government,
faith, nonprofit and business communities by providing a safe place for
discussion, implementation, action and service that brings solutions to the
needs of people through its program called “For
Our City,” which exists in 10 cities
across Arizona including Cottonwood, AZ. The non-profit organization matches up
the service needs of a city and nearby non-profits with the service resources of
faith-based communities, employers, businesses and other organizations. For
more information, contact Jon McHatton, founder of Care, Inc. at (480) 332-9139
or email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14, 2012 For Our
City (FOC)/Care, Inc. Cleanup photos are available at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.403247479692950.100325.100000231034301&type=1
FOC Community Organizer, P. R. Director,
Tel : (928) 639-1666
sherrytwamley @ msn.com
Mayor Diane Joens, City of
Cottonwood, 827 North Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
City Hall Tel.: (928)
dianejoens.com, Web sites:
LET'S ALL WORK TOGETHER
TO MAKE COTTONWOOD 86326 BEAUTIFUL!