KBB450Keep Brownwood Beautiful cut a ribbon Monday to celebrate their new membership to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and to promote their upcoming county-wide clean up event scheduled for this Saturday, October 5th.

The clean up is a great chance to get rid of unwanted items from area residences.

It will take place from 8 AM to 2 PM under the Austin Avenue Overpass at Avenue A and Brady at the Community Plaza across the street from the overpass. Cars, vans and pickups only, trailers must go to the landfill where there will be no charge between the cleanup hours. All loads must be covered.

Acceptable items accepted at the clean up include brush, yard debris, household garbage, latex and spray paint (limit 10 gallons), metal, refrigerators (must be free of food), stoves, ovens, air conditioning units, anti-freeze, car batteries, passenger car tires (max 8 per household – no tires accepted from tire dealers), used motor oil (limit 5 gallons). No hazardous waste will be accepted.   Document shredding has also been added to the clean up with a 3 box maximum.

Electronic items accepted during the event include computers, monitors, printers, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, cameras, batteries, VCR/VCD/DVD players, and MP3 players.

The event is a partnership between Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood.

Pictured above are members of Keep Brownwood Beautiful including new mascot Pete the panda along with Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff.