The Galion Service Department has completed the pick-up of items left at the curbside throughout town, as part of Community Clean Up Day held on May 21. They hauled 66 loads of mattresses, furniture and various household junk to the landfill.
The waste totaled 44.95 tons. This is in addition to the eight 40-yard dumpsters that were filled with trash on the Clean Up Day and two recycling trailers that were filled with recyclable materials.
Also, five large hoppers of tires were taken to Willig Tire to be recycled and four loads of yard waste were taken to the Taylor Road composting facility.
In a press release from city officials, a thank you is being given to the Service Department for all of their efforts in removing all of the waste from the community. Crew members who contributed to the cleanup are: Ted Bayles, Jonathon Benson, Mark Britt, Dan Duffner, Josh McBride, Colbey Mies, Mike Miller, Terry Miller, Mike Nulk, Danny Olmstead Sr., Danny Olmstead Jr., Steve Olmstead, Steve Pollock, Brandon Rumple, Chris Spring and Josh Stump.
Another thank you goes out to Gracepoint Church and the Galion Ministerial Association for organizing the Clean Up Day and providing volunteers. Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops assisted as well. The volunteers provided help with yard work and junk removal for residents who requested assistance, and manned the trash dumpsters and recycling trailers and Heise Park and East Park.