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FIRESTONE — A total of 1,212 loads were disposed of during the Town of Firestone’s 13th annual Clean up Day and Food Drive on April 26.
Open to Firestone residents, this cleanup allows people to bring unwanted household debris to be disposed of through a communitywide effort.
The closest place for residents to dispose of their unwanted items is the Denver Regional Landfill in Erie, which costs an average of $56 a load for residents to utilize. With that bearing in mind, the town’s Cleanup Day saved Firestone residents more than $67,872 compared to paying to send their trash to the landfill.
Residents kept the loads coming throughout the day and built upon the large piles left containing tree limbs, metal, tires, furniture and many other items.
In addition to the cleanup, the Town of Firestone also welcomed residents to donate non-perishable food items as part of a food drive to benefit the Carbon Valley Help Center.
A total of 49 boxes of food and $87 was donated. Residents also joined town staff and elected officials for a free pancake breakfast and a hot dog or hamburger lunch.