In our household, it seems that hobbies, TV-watching and regular chores have been replaced by baby-clothes washing and folding, painting, storing, organizing, and cleaning. And a lot of moving furniture (I don’t do that part or the painting). It’s called “nesting.” And I have that typical, uncontrollable need to do it. It’s as if, unless I have diapers stacked next to the baby wipes, a stockpile of oneies, and a few meals in the freezer, I won’t be able to make it through the arrival of Baby #2. I believe it is a frail grasp at being prepared.
So what does getting ready for a new baby have to do with “Metal Day”? Well, getting rid of all the metal junk you’ve cleaned out of your house and yard, of course! This day, once a year, is THE BEST spring cleaning day. When I first moved into my house, it came with a lot of extras, and I don’t mean good ones. I took two truckloads of metal to “Metal Day.” In fact, I was the first person to arrive, and that made me feel special. Now, we just have a few scraps–the final baseboard heater we replaced, an old lawn mower, a broken bike frame. Stuff that naturally wears out yet doesn’t go in the garbage can.
So, while I’m ironing the new curtains for the nursery and scrubbing the bathroom corners with an old toothbrush, you can be sure that on April 2, our truck will be in line, waiting our turn to dump some junk!
Here is the Original article from the Wenatchee World on March 18.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County Public Works wants to help you with your spring cleaning.
All Chelan County residents are invited to dispose of their unwanted metal items free of charge April 2 at five county locations. Any metal items that can be recycled will be accepted during this one-day event.
Items that will be accepted include scrap metal, large appliances, wheel rims, lawn mowers, pipes that have been cut into 6-foot lengths and much more. Well-rinsed orchard sprayers, refrigeration and air-conditioning units will also be accepted at drop-off sites in Dryden, Malaga, Entiat and Chelan. Refrigeration and air-conditioning units require a $20 disposal fee.
Cars, motorbikes and trailers must have a title and will only be accepted at Dryden, Malaga and Chelan sites. Tires and all fluids must be removed.
Items that will not be accepted include cable, fencing, box springs, televisions, computers, petroleum tanks, pressurized containers, propane tanks, encolosed drums, canopies and plastic.
The locations are at 1450 S. Wenatchee Ave. in Wenatchee; Chelan County Gravel Pit in Malaga; Dryden Transfer Station in Dryden and Rowe’s Wrecking Yard in Chelan. Wenatchee, Malaga and Entiat sites are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dryden and Chelan sites are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information visit co.chelan.wa.us or call Chelan County Public Works, 667-6415.
by Rick Steigmeyer 3/18/11
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