Turning Garbage to Gold During Cleanup Week

May 3, 2015 Posted by admin



Neighbors say they


Neighbors say they’ve seen piles of items in front yards for almost a week, as people clear out their homes getting ready for Cleanup Week.
Cleanup Week is May 4-8th this year, but people are already out on the lookout to turn one persons garbage to gold.

“Everything is out, we’re trying to make this home ours now, after the kids are gone,” says Mary Langseth.

Mary Langseth and her family spent the day cleaning out the corners of the yard, dragging the junk to the curb.

“If you were a visitor you would think our city is very dirty, but it’s our one chance to get rid of stuff,” says Langseth.

Even though they’re throwing stuff out, the family has found their own treasures. Neighbors say it’s no surprise people come along and pick up cords, metal and wood. Scrap metal is typically picked up to take to the scrap metal yard. Typically people pick up wood to use for projects or firewood.

The saying seems to ring true this week, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

“I’ll tell you what, I was driving looking at the garbage and I found a stuffed walleye about 30 inches,” says Greg Gronland.

Many people say they hunt for items to keep items out of the landfill. For the Langseth’s family, it’s a week that couldn’t come soon enough or stay around long enough.

Each city in the area has certain rules when it comes to Cleanup Week. All the rules are available online.

Article source: http://www.valleynewslive.com/home/headlines/Turning-Garbage-to-Gold-During-Cleanup-Week-302324211.html

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