Time is drawing near for the next “Cabot Clean-Up Day,” the annual spring effort to pick up trash and litter from around our city. The event will again be co-sponsored by the City of Cabot and Cabot City Beautiful, and will be held in conjunction with the national “Great American Clean-Up” Campaign and statewide “Keep Arkansas Beautiful” Month. Cabot Clean-Up and Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2013 will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Everyone in the Cabot area is encouraged to participate in this city-wide cleanup endeavor: civic and service organizations, church and youth groups, school groups and clubs, scouting groups, individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses.

Volunteers should meet at the Cabot Panther Stadium Parking Lot, no earlier than 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and check-in at the Registration Canopies.

Volunteers will be assigned routes by event coordinators, if they have not already designated their own area of concern.

Orange safety vests and garbage bags will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring sturdy work gloves.

At noon, all volunteers should meet back at the Panther Stadium Parking Lot to enjoy some free food and drinks. Centennial Bank’s Grill Team will be cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs.

“Cabot is an amazing community. We all have a responsibility to keep it clean and attractive,” said Pat Watkins, president of Cabot City Beautiful. “If Cabot is littered and ill-kept, our potential to attract industry and tourism can be significantly impacted. Simple steps can greatly affect economic development. A fresh coat of paint, a few new flower plantings, roadsides and waterways free of litter; they all can make a big difference in Cabot’s future. We need volunteers to come help us Keep Cabot Beautiful!”

This year’s local “Great American Cleanup” co-coordinator, Irene Ernst, stated that CCB will again provide a “drop-off point” for the disposal of various Electronic Waste (E-waste) and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials, to include latex paints (waste and recyclable), oil-base paints/thinners, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides and herbicides, household cleaners, household batteries (nicad, alkaline and lithium), automotive batteries and tires(off-the-rim). Computer components, TVs, VCRs, and other types of electronic equipment will be accepted. Any appliance that contains Freon must have proper documentation stating that the Freon has been legally removed. If not, the items will not be accepted. Scrap metals will be collected. These drop-off services will be available for local Cabot residents on Clean-Up Day = for one day only and at “no charge” to the public. However, donations, to cover the substantial expense of this service, can be made to Cabot City Beautiful, Inc.

Additionally, Cabot City Beautiful would like to request any local merchants that may have a “marquis” in front of their business to promote this event and remind everyone to come out for “Cabot Clean-Up 2013.”

For more information, contact CCB at 501-920-2122 or 501-941-4905.