On Saturday, March 29, the Sentinel along with Empowerment Congress West Area, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce and Radio Free KJLH will be hosting a Community Clean Up from 9:00am-1:00pm. This event has been put together to help the community get rid of unwanted and used materials. Community cleanups are annual eventsthat take place throughout many communities.
The Sentinel wants to give a special thanks to: Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Council President Herb Wesson, Mothers In Action, Department of Sanitation, Copy City, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, Public Works, Empowerment Congress West Area and Assemblyman Reggie Sawyer. Some of them shared their thoughts on the community clean up on Crenshaw Blvd.
“The Los Angeles Sentinel and Bakewell Media are proud to partner with KJLH Radio to bring to Crenshaw Boulevard Community Clean Up Day,” said Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. chairman and executive Publisher.
“It is time for everyone to do a little spring cleaning. You can now get rid of all of that ‘stuff’ that has been taking up space in closets, garages, desk tops and backyards for years. Stuff we’ve been promising to throw out but didn’t quite know what to do with. KJLH and The Sentinel is giving you a place to get rid of all this stuff.”
“Residents may not be aware that common household items, ranging from paint to batteries, can be extremely toxic to our environment if not disposed of properly,” said Ridley-Thomas.
“I encourage all residents to take advantage of this community resource – it’s a small, but significant way of doing our part to preserve our planet.”
“Please come join me and your neighbors at the Sentinel’s Community Clean- Up,” said Wesson.
“This is a chance to clean out your garage, and get rid of things that have been hanging around too long. Old electronics, paint, pesticides, any kind of old chemicals; get rid of all of it and make your home a safer place to live.”
Some of the items you can bring include: paints, automotive fluids, cleaning products, pool and garden chemicals, aerosol cans, unused medicine, auto and household batteries, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, mercury- containing gadgets and SHARPS (needles, syringes, carpules, lancets, endo files, prefiled pens, etc.) Electronic materials will be accepted as well including: computers, printers, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, VCRs and electronic toys.
There are some materials that will not be accepted at the event such as: business waste, ammunition, explosives, radioactive material, biological waste or tires, refrigerators, washing machines/ dryers, conventional ovens, paper or computer software.
For more information, call (323) 299-3800 or email Brenda Marsh Mitchell at