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Chamber, Village, school and bank team up with Wauneta residents for Clean Up Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:03

The Wauneta Commercial Club, also known as the Wauneta Chamber, sponsored a city-wide clean up day last Friday. Simultaneously Valley Bank and Trust of Wauneta offered a free shred day to area residents. Friday afternoon Wauneta-Palisade junior and senior high school students did their part to help out by picking up trash around town. Here, some of the junior/senior high students and teachers are pictured with their cans of soda from the Chamber after they returned from picking up trash.

By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze


Spring cleaning was in the air last Friday when several area residents and businesses, the Breeze included, took advantage of City-wide Clean Up Day sponsored by the Wauneta Commercial Club, also known as the Wauneta Chamber.

Village of Wauneta provides the labor needed to pick up and haul away trash each year. Wauneta-Palisade students, this year the junior and senior high, went around town picking up trash in the afternoon. The Wauneta Chamber provided them with a can of soda upon return to the school.

Village employees spent all day Friday and part of Monday going around to businesses and homes picking up trash set out for the occasion.

Village Superintendant Bill Bischoff said the household waste collected was enough to fill a roll off container and two dump trucks. The Village also picked up several appliances, wood and many iron items.

Dan’s Sanitation gives the Village a roll off container each year for clean up day. The company does not charge for removal of the waste collected in the roll off bin.

The Wauneta Chamber will pay to have the household waste in excess of what would fit in the roll off hauled away. The Village burns the wood collected and crushes the iron.

The same day Valley Bank and Trust hosted a free shred day where residents could bring paper documents to the bank to be shredded. Brenda Anderson reported that their shred company shredded approximately two and one have tons of paper that day. She anticipates a higher participation next year.