This year, the Sustainable Futures Commission is sponsoring the Lyons Spring Clean:a three pronged event happening in May. Lyons Spring Clean kicks off with a community-wide garage sale at Sandstone Park (Saturday, May 12). Additionally, during the garage sale this year Eco-Cycle will be offering three zero-waste clinics that will also be happening. Lyons Spring Clean will be capped of the following Saturday with the annual cleanup day at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (Saturday, May 19). Please join us in these reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts, as we strive toward a more sustainable Lyons!
The intent of the community-wide garage sale is for area residents, clubs, churches, groups, etc. to host garage sales around town, starting at 9 a.m. to 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 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 either at the park or at your home please email Toby Russell. In addition to the yard sale there will be a fix-it clinic at Sandstone Park where you can bring items that need fixing to expert fixers!
During the Community Yard Sale Eco-Cycle is hosting three different zero-waste clinics* at Sandstone Park:
On the following Saturday, May 19, the Lyons area cleanup day will take place in Waste Water Treatment Plant 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.
* The Eco-Cycle clinics are part of a project has been funded wholly or in party by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 96851801 to Eco-Cycle, Inc. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, no does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document. This project also has received additional funding from the CAN’D Aid Foundation’s Crush it Crusade.