This year, the Sustainable Futures Commission is sponsoring the Lyons Spring Clean Weekend: a community-wide garage sale on Saturday, May 6, and the annual cleanup day at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (off 2nd Avenue, across from the Bohn Park entrance). the following Sunday, May 7. 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!
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.
On the following Sunday, May 7, 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.
Cleanup Day will accept the items listed below.
Computers, Phones & Microwaves [FREE]
E-waste items that will be accepted for free include desktop CPUs, laptops, servers, cell phones, tablets, iPods, and microwaves.
TVs & Monitors [$.59/lb]
CRT TVs and monitors will be weighed onsite and cost $.59 per pound.
Other Electronics [$.39/lb]
Electronics not listed above will be weighed onsite and cost $.39 per pound.
SCRAP METAL & APPLIANCES
Scrap Metal [FREE]
Scrap metal items and appliances (with more than 50% metal content) will be accepted for free.
Plastic Appliances [$.39/lb]
Plastic appliances (with less than 50% metal content) will be weighed onsite and cost $.39 per pound.
Freon Appliances [$15]
Fridge, freezer, and A/C will be accepted at cost $15 per item.
Toilets will be accepted at cost $13 per ($7 if all non-porcelain removed).
Sinks will be accepted at cost $7 per ($4 if all plumbing removed).
NOTE: Other building materials (lumber, cabinets, doors, windows, etc.) will not be accepted for reuse and will be charged at landfill rate below. If you have building materials that could be reused consider dropping them of at the Center for ReSource Conservation in Boulder.
Mattresses & Box Springs [$18]
Mattresses and box springs will be accepted at rate of $18 per item.
Fire Extinguishers [$6]
Fire Extinguishers will be accepted at cost $6 per item.
Yoga Mats [$1]
Yoga mats will be accepted at cost $1 per item.
CDs & DVDs [$3/lb]
CDs and DVD will be accepted, weighed onsite and cost $3 per pound.
In addition we will be accepting lightly used household items, clothing, books, and small furniture to donate to ARC Thrift Stores. Please see the list of items that are not accepted to donate: http://www.arcsvaluevillage.org/donate/whats-not-accepted
Hard to Recycle Materials [FREE]
Plastic bags, bubble wrap, styrofoam, durable plastics (buckets, crates, etc.), clothing, shoes, books & manuals will be accepted for free.
TIRES & BIKES
Automotive Tires [$1]
Tires will be accepted at cost $1 per ($5 if rims are still in tire).
Bike Tires [$.50]
Bike tires will be accepted at cost $.50 per (tubes are free).
Bikes & Bike Parts [FREE]
Bikes and bike parts will be accepted for free.
YARD WASTE & BRANCHES
** Keep tree branches and limbs separate from yard waste! **
Yard Waste [FREE]
Yard waste and compostable materials will be accepted free of charge. The location on site for this is in a different space than where larger branches and limbs will be dropped off for chipping.
Branches & Limbs [FREE]
Branches and limbs for chipping will be accepted. The location on site for this is in a different space than where yard waste and compostable materials will be dropped off for composting.
Couches & Armchairs [$10-$20]
Couches can be landfilled at a cost of $20 per item; overstuffed chairs will be charged a rate of $10 per item.
Vehicle Load Charge
With the exception of the items above there will be a charge per vehicle load for landfill items:
Car: $12 (75% capacity = $9 | 50% capacity = $6 | 25% capacity = $3)
Pickup OR Trailer: $20 (75% capacity = $15 | 50% capacity = $10 | 25% capacity = $5)
Car AND Trailer: $32 (75% capacity = $24 | 50% capacity = $16 | 25% capacity = $8)
Pickup AND Trailer: $40 (75% capacity = $30 | 50% capacity = $20 | 25% capacity = $10)
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.
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 https://www.bouldercounty.org/environment/hazardous-waste/management-facility/
Prescription drugs, inhalers, needles, chemotherapy drugs and any liquids.