Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker: 'Spring Clean-Up' set for April 20

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HOLLY HILL -- Police Chief Mark Barker wants city residents to mark their calendars for Saturday, April 20: That's the date for the city's annual community "Spring Clean-Up."

Barker said the event "provides residents with an opportunity to get ready for summer by sprucing up their home and neighborhood as we work to protect and beautify the environment."

The shoreline area, in particular, is important where trash can harm wildlife.

Barker said the event "provides residents with an opportunity to get ready for summer by sprucing up their home and neighborhood as we work to protect and beautify the environment."

The weekend event begins 9 a.m. on that Saturday with the “Holly Hill Clean Team” showing its community pride by removing trash and debris from the Halifax River shoreline.

Persons who wish to volunteer should report to Sunrise Park (north), 1135 Riverside Drive – just north of LPGA Boulevard – to register for the morning’s activities. Volunteers will be provided with a “Clean Team” T-shirt, transportation to the work sites and all necessary equipment.  Work gloves and sunscreen are highly recommended for the job at hand.

The shoreline clean-up protects wildlife by removing hazardous entanglements from the environment and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Following the event, everyone will return to Sunrise Park for a hot dog cookout sponsored by the Holly Hill Police Department’s Code Compliance Division.

The shoreline clean-up protects wildlife by removing hazardous entanglements from the environment and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Following the event, everyone will return to Sunrise Park for a hot dog cookout sponsored by the Holly Hill Police Department’s Code Compliance Division.

In addition, on that Saturday and Sunday, residents will have the opportunity to dispose of trash, yard waste and debris, building materials, and other household refuse in a 30-yard dumpster provided by the City of Holly Hill free of charge.

The trash dumpster will be placed at the south entrance to the Holly Hill Public Works facility on 10th Street, across from Milt Hallman Park.

Items that are not acceptable in the dumpster are toxic, hazardous or flammable materials, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, gasoline, motor oil, paints, batteries and tires. These items may be disposed of in public hazardous material receptacles located at the Volusia County Road and Bridge facility, 455 Walker St.

Volunteers, civic organizations and other groups interested in participating in the Holly Hill Spring Clean-Up are asked to call the Holly Hill Police Department at 386-248-9475 for additional information. 

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