April 18 & 19 – Clean Your Yard
Pick up litter, gather broken or unused toys and furniture, rake the leaves, pick up sticks, and mow the yard.
Prune overgrown vines and trees, clean perennials gardens and planters, get pots and gardens ready for planting.
Sort our items for donation, delivery to a transfer station and things to have picked up on Friday.
To dispose of yard waste contact City Hall at 728-7971 to schedule an appointment for drop off.
April 20 – Clean Your Closets and Bedrooms
Donate summer clothing to the United Methodist Church’s Clothes Closet. The Clothes Closet will accept small donations Mon – Thurs from 8:30am-11:00am. For large donations, contact the church at 728-2669, to set a drop off time. Only clean and folded clothing will be accepted.
Other options for clothing and other donations include Goodwill (Washington, Muscatine & Iowa City), Salvation Army (Muscatine & I.C.) , Crowded Closet (I.C) and Habitat Restore (I.C.).
April 21 – Clean Your Kitchens and Bathrooms
Donate your unwanted food, toiletries and cleaning supplies to Columbus Junction Community Action’s food pantry. Items must be unused and unopened and within one year of their “Best if Purchased by” dates. Questions? Call 728-2314
Items can be dropped off at Community Action: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 8 to noon and 1 to 4:30
April 22 Get your tags for Citywide Clean-up Day
Come to City Hall and pick up tags for Clean-Up Day (Friday, April 24). Prices for appliances are $15 and electronics are $2 for item without a screen, $5 for item with 18 inch screen or less, and $10 for anything over 18 inch screen. Appliances and electronics will not be picked up without a tag. Clean-up Day rules can be found at City Hall, online and in the Gazette.
April 23 in the afternoon or evening, set things out for the Columbus Junction City wide Clean-up Day Weather permitting; if raining set things out before 7 am on Friday.
Check all your storage areas for things you no longer need or use.
Separate items for donation (see April 20 above).
Separate items to take to the transfer station and hazardous waste to take to Muscatine.
Separate by type.
Place remaining items on the curb for pick-up on Friday.
Friday, April 24
Watch Columbus Junction get cleaner. Thank the guys on the trucks for their hard work; congratulate yourself for your hard work too!