April 25th, 2008 Categories: Alexandria
Ever heard the phrase “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure“? Well, never is that more true than during Alexandria’s city wide spring cleanup running this year from April 5 to April 26.
Every Saturday in April, residents in designated zip codes are invited to clean out their closets, basements, attics, garages, etc. , and set the results curbside for FREE pickup by the city’s refuse collection.
“Acceptable” trash includes appliances, steel pipes, furniture, mattresses, brush, tree limbs and tires.
But it’s once the materials are curbside that the real fun begins. Scavengers, entrepreneurs, fixer upper types, junk dealers, etc. move like vultures looking for items they can salvage, resell on Ebay or Craig’s List, or simply rework for their own use. We got one of our favorite large, terra cotta garden urns from just such a moment and my wife still regrets the dressmaker’s dummy she let slip away.
It’s fun, it’s totally acceptable and it doesn’t cost a thing!
Thanks for stopping by,