Keeping Cheney Beautiful 2016
9th Annual Clean Sweep
Call for Volunteers:
Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Veterans' Memorial Park
For the 9th year in a row, the Cheney community is invited to help out one morning in April to put the shine & polish on our city! Here's the plan for Clean Sweep 2016:
Volunteers check in at Veterans' Memorial Park between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m., have a pastry and a cup of coffee or juice, and then spread out throughout Cheney looking for litter.
Volunteers may return to Veterans' Memorial Park at 12:00 for a FREE lunch provided by donations from our sponsoring businesses, and to pick up a bag of thank-you offers from our sponsors!
Dumpster Drop-Off Locations & Hours, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.: To encourage residents in their Spring Cleaning efforts, two drop-off locations will be available for disposal of household garbage, construction debris and fencing, and metals, such as BBQs, bike frames, etc. (but no furniture, please!)
Drop-Off Sites are open to residents of the Cheney Utilities service areas; may need to provide proof of residency, such as a copy of your utility bill, to use this service. Visit the drop-off bins at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 416 Betz Road, or on Presley Drive, across from Fire District #3.
Tire & Battery Drop-Off: Unwanted, unmounted tires may be dropped off for FREE recycling at Les Schwab Tire Center, 7 Spokane Street, from 9 a.m. to noon. **Mounted tires will be accepted for just $4 apiece for passenger & light truck tires, $12 for mounted truck tires. Unmounted farm tires will be accepted for $8 - $20 apiece depending on tire size, and mounted tires will be priced depending on size.** Limit: 4 tires per person, please.
Shredfest: Dispose of personal documents safely by visiting the NW Vital Records, Inc. truck parked at the Cheney Federal Credit Union, 520 1st Street, from 9 a.m. to noon. To be accepted, papers should be clean, free of paper clips and staples, and limited to the equivalent of 3 paper grocery bags per person. The Credit Union will also be accepting donations for the Cheney Food Bank during the Shredfest! **If you bring a donation for the Cheney Food Bank, you may bring up to 4 bags to shred, not just 3!**
Electronic Waste: NEW for 2016! Need to dispose of old computers, phones, etc? These items will be accepted at the City Hall parking lot near 2nd & D Street, from 9 to noon. GWI Solutions will accept almost anything with a cord or battery, such as old or unwanted cell phones, computer towers, servers, laptops, personal devices, personal printers, fax machines, and more … free of charge. (To cover their costs, a small fee may be charged for some items considered hazardous waste.) For more information, call (509) 818-2586 or visit their Facebook page.
Household Hazardous Waste may be dropped off at the at the Recycling Center, 100 Anderson Road, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for disposal of household chemicals such as paints, solvents, antifreeze, batteries, oils, transmission fluids, and pool chemicals.
Recycling & 'Clean Green' Disposal: Remember that the Cheney Recycling Center, 100 Anderson Road, is open every Saturday, 10-4, for drop-off of clean, sorted recyclables and clean, green yard waste.
Volunteer to Lend a Hand
Volunteers will comb the streets of Cheney on the morning of Saturday, April 16, picking up litter in the public right-of-way, to give our town a 'spring facelift.' This is a great project for Scout troops, church groups, families and neighborhoods!
If you can spend a few hours to help beautify our community, you can RSVP online on our Events page.
If you are willing to be a team leader, helping to organize a group of volunteers, please contact Brett Lucas at 498-9221.
Apparel: Please wear clothing that fits the task of walking and doing yard work outdoors. April can bring cool mornings and warmer afternoons, so be sure to wear long pants and have a light jacket or sweatshirt handy. (No sandals or open-toed shoes, for safety reasons.)
Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
-- Vince Lombardi
We Couldn't Do It Without YOU!
Besides the participating sponsors listed, we are grateful for the efforts of these local businesses & organizations, who support Clean Sweep:
Amazing Grace Fellowship -- Coordination of one of our drop-off locations.
Cheney Care Community - Providing chips & cookies for the lunch crowd
Cheney Dental Care - Andrew Martinssen, DDS -- Donor of bottled water for participants.
Cheney Public Storage -- Helping to provide lunch for Clean Sweep participants.
Doug Nixon / Farmers Insurance -- One of the generous donors helping to sponsor lunch refreshments
Edward Jones Investments / Christopher Grover - Sponsoring breakfast pastries, coffee & juice.
Fellowship Baptist Church -- Helping to provide lunch for volunteers, and coordination of one of our drop-off locations.
Jackie Scholz - State Farm Insurance -- Providing fresh fruit for volunteers to snack on.
Jarms Ace Hardware -- Providing trash bags for the litter pickup effort.
Jazzercise Cheney -- Donating bottled water to keep participants hydrated.
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches -- Providing a substantial discount on lunch sandwiches for our volunteers.
Rockwood Clinic - Cheney -- Providing boxes of disposable gloves for the trash pickup.
Top of the Line Seafood & Burgers -- Donating boxes of disposable gloves for the trash pickup - and a surprise in your tote bag!.
Thanks to these members of the Cheney business community for supporting Clean Sweep!