Blaine clean-up day May 21

Published on Wed, May 11, 2011 by Tara Nelson

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The city of Blaine has scheduled its annual clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at C Street between Third and Fourth streets.

This year, in partnership with Sanitary Services Company, RDS, Northwest Recycling, RE Store, and Safe and Easy Recycling, Blaine residents can dispose of junk and recyclables including glass jars and bottles, paper and cardboard, metals and electronics.

Residents can bring their garbage at $7 per carload or $12 per truckload or recycle items such as paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, tin, aluminum, metal and electronic items at no charge.

Tires will be accepted at $3 per tire and refrigerators and freezers at $25 per unit. Microwaves will be accepted at $5 each.

Bellingham’s non-profit REā€ˆStore will also be available to accept useable building materials. Individuals should plan on assisting with the unloading of their vehicles.

Whatcom County Disposal of Toxics will not be present to dispose of hazardous waste. Yard waste, wet garbage and food waste will not be accepted.

For more information or a complete list of recyclable items, visit or call 360/332-8311 ext. 3334.

Accepted items:
• Junk (items too large for curbside pick-up)
• Blue bin items – glass jars and bottles, cans, tubs, cups and lids
• Red bin items – newspapers and inserts
• White bin items – mail, magazines, phone books, posters, chipboard (cereal, cracker boxes, etc.), and corrugated, flattened cardboard
• Metal recycling (lawn mowers must have all fluids, plastic and rubber removed)
• Appliances ($25 fee for refrigerators and freezers, and $5 for microwaves)
• Building materials
• Electronics: TVs, computers, monitors, LCDs, toner, cell phones)

Not accepted:
• Wet garbage
• Items that include human or animal waste or contaminated items (bagged or not)
• Food waste
• Hazardous materials
• Fine or loose material such as cat litter, dirt, sand, grass, sweepings
• Liquids (paint, oil, cleaners)
• Objects larger than a couch
• Vehicle batteries
• Yard waste

• Barbed wire, metal banding, or sharp items that will be hazardous to volunteers