This year, the Sustainable Futures Commission is sponsoring the Lyons Spring Clean Weekend: a community-wide garage sale on Saturday, May 21, and the annual cleanup day at Bohn Park the following Sunday, May 22.
The intent of the community-wide garage sale is for area residents, clubs, churches, groups, etc. to host garage sales around town, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday. For those outside Town limits, or who would prefer not to host a sale at their residence, space is available at Sandstone Park - please contact Toby Russell to reserve space. The park can be used for “flea market” type venue, free of charge. Interested parties will be responsible for their own table, chairs, and other set-up supplies, as well as completely packing out all items at the end of the sale.
*If you intend to host a garage sale, please mark the location it will be held here: https://www.thinglink.com/scene/777289230849146880 (click 'Edit' on right side of page, mark the location, add some kind of descriptive text - can be name, neighborhood, etc., save the Image). This will help the planning team with marketing and preparation.
On the following Sunday, May 22, the Lyons area cleanup day will take place in Bohn Park on 2nd Avenue, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. This year, Lyons utility bills are not necessary to participate - area residents are welcome to bring items for recycling, donation, and disposal. The goal of this event is reduce landfill items by providing responsible disposal of items that otherwise could not be recycled locally.
Cleanup Day will accept the items listed below.
Small E-Waste [FREE]
Small e-waste items that will be accepted for free include keyboards, mice, cables, cell phones, ink cartridges and microwaves.
Hard To Recycle Materials [$4 & $20] – final pricelist to be issued soon.
Hard to recycle items accepted will include larger electronic items (e.g. TVs, monitors, printers, stereos, laptops, computers), appliances, white block #6 styrofoam, durable plastics (such as lawn furniture, buckets, trash cans, barrels), clothing, books, bicycle tires, bike tubes, porcelain toilets, sinks, plastic bags, printer cartridges, mattresses, box springs and scrap metal.
Yard Waste [FREE]
Yard waste will be accepted free of charge.
Scrap Metal [FREE]
Scrap metal items and appliances (with more than 50% metal content) will be accepted for free.
In addition, charity(s) will be at Bohn Park to accept donations of lightly used household items, clothing, books, and small furniture to promote reuse. Items accepted for donation include gently used clothing of all types and seasons, small home appliances and electronics, toys, games, housewares, linens, books, CD’s, small furniture.
Landfill [Car $13 | Pickup or Trailer $18 | Vehicle + Trailer $25] – final pricelist to be issued soon.
There will be a charge per load for trash/ landfill items.
DEA DRUG TAKE-BACK
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and the Town of Lyons will be partnering in the DEA Drug Take-Back day. This will be a drive-thru drop off; just stop by the tent located in Bohn Park, roll down your window, and a deputy or representative will take the items from you.
Items NOT allowed are inhalers, needles, chemotherapy drugs and any liquids.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
All “normal” recycling, such as paper, metal, glass, cardboard, etc. should be taken to the recycle bins on Railroad Avenue.
Please note that hazardous waste, such as paint, thinner, motor oil, cleaning products, batteries, etc. will not be accepted; however, these items can be taken to the Hazardous Material Management Facility in Boulder Wednesday – Saturday. There is no charge to Lyons residents for drop off of accepted hazardous items at Boulder County’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF). Location, hours, and information about disposing of hazardous wastes can be found at bouldercounty.org/env/hazwaste/pages/hazmatfacility.aspx
The goal of the two-day event is to provide the opportunity to sell or share items on Saturday, extending the life of useful items. On Sunday, the SFC hopes to further reduce landfill items by providing responsible recycling and/or donation of usable items.
Please join us in these reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts, as we strive toward a more sustainable Lyons!