Spring Cleanup and Tire Cleanup
SPRING CLEANUP 2022
SATURDAY, JUNE 4—8:00 AM — 12:00 NOON AT WESTERN U.P. RECYCLING
519 North and on Planter Road/Chippewa Drive
WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS ONLY- BRING YOUR DRIVER LICENSES OR TAX STATEMENT SHOWING THAT YOU ARE A TOWNSHIP RESIDENT OR TAXPAYER
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: TIRES, REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, MICROWAVES, CEMENT, TV’S, MATTRESSES AND BOX SPRINGS. THESE ITEMS CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE TRANSFER STATION FOR A SMALL FEE.
- COUCHES, FURNITURE, PLASTIC ITEMS, AND ANYTHING NOT MADE OF STEEL ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE DUMPSTERS.
- BATTERIES AND SMALL PILES OF METAL–PLACE IN DESIGNATED TRAILERS OR NEAR THE DUMPSTERS.
- CARS, TRUCKS, AND HEAVY METAL, CALL U.P RECYCLING AT 906- 229-5150 FOR PICKUP.
Dear Wakefield Township Resident and/or Taxpayer:
On behalf of the Wakefield Township Board, it is my pleasure to announce Spring Cleanup 2022. Our Board sees great value in providing our residents an avenue to clean up their properties easily and conveniently to keep our township looking it’s best.
Our cleanup will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 NOON. This cleanup program is for Wakefield Township residents and taxpayers only. BRING A DRIVER LICENSE OR OTHER FORM OF I.D. AS WE WILL BE CHECKING THEM CLOSELY THIS YEAR. Western U.P. Recycling is located on Planter Road/Chippewa Drive, just off N. County Rd. 519. We appreciate Western U.P. Recycling’s role in helping us expand this cleanup and allowing us to use their facility free of charge.
Couches, wood furniture, plastic items, and anything not made of steel should be placed in the dumpsters that are provided. Car batteries and small piles of steel and other metals can be placed on the trailer or in the designated area near the dumpsters. NO TIRES, REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, TV’S, MICROWAVES, CEMENT, MATTRESSES AND BOX SPRINGS ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION. These items can be brought directly to the transfer station for a small fee. Please contact the Transfer Station at 906-932-0600 for pricing.
Western U.P. Recycling has been contracted to remove any large steel items from the township residences. Contact them directly at 906-229-5150. They will use a skidder to remove cars or trucks which are inaccessible to the road area. From there, they will be picked up with a truck. This service is available in the spring, summer and fall and to some degree in the winter.
This is the fourteenth year of our cleanup, and thanks to our responsible residents, our efforts are paying off in making our properties look better and free of junk. I would like to thank the township residents in advance for doing their part in making this a successful cleanup again this year.
We also partnered with the City of Wakefield and Ironwood Township and are providing a scrap tire cleanup, available with grant funds obtained from the State of Michigan EGLE Scrap Tire Program. Tire removal will cost approximately $4/tire, with the grant funds covering $2/tire, and Wakefield Township paying the other $2/tire for its taxpayers and residents. This is our third scrap tire grant that we have participated in and see great value in cleaning up scrap tires, as they are breeding grounds for mosquitoes, lead to blight, etc.
These are the guidelines to follow for the Scrap Tire Grant:
–Only passenger tires will be accepted.
–No tires with rims.
— You are allowed to bring up to 10 tires and must pre-register by calling Denice at 906-364-3481 or Mandy at 906-364-0669.
–You must be pre-registered as tires will not be accepted if you are not on the list!
— We will also be taking names and phone numbers if you have more than 10 tires and will call you before the event to let you know if you can bring more.
—The tires will be collected in the City of Wakefield at their Department of Public Works garage, located at 3 Industrial Park, just off US2.
–Tires will be collected June 1-4 from 8am-4pm.
–Sign up by May 27th.
If you have any questions on either of these cleanup opportunities, please contact me at 906-364-0669.
Wakefield Township Supervisor