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Sweeping up Cheney


Volunteers for Cheney’s seventh annual Clean Sweep will be hitting the streets Saturday, April 26, in the yearly effort to spruce up the city.

Volunteers gather at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Fourth Street for refreshments and coffee before fanning out through the neighborhoods at 9 a.m. to pick up litter in public areas. If not taking part, but wish to do your own spring-cleaning, there are two Dumpster locations to drop off household garbage, construction debris and fencing along with some metals. No furniture or appliances.

Dumpsters are limited to Cheney Utility customers — bring proof of residency — and are located at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 416 Betz Road, and in the south part of the city across from Spokane County Fire District 3 headquarters on Presley Drive. Dumpsters will be open 9-11:30 a.m.

Cheney Recycling Center, 100 Anderson Road, will also be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive clean, sorted recyclables and clean, green yard waste.

Two businesses are providing recycling services for residents. Les Schwab Tire Center is offering tire and battery drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon. Unmounted tires can be disposed of free, while mounted passenger tires are $4 each and mounted truck tires $10 each.

The DB Secure Shred truck will be at Cheney Federal Credit Union, 520 First St., from 9 a.m. to noon for the annual “Shred-Fest.” The equivalent of up to three paper grocery bags per person of personal documents will be shredded for free. Papers should be clean and free of paper clips and/or staples.

Volunteers taking part in the public pick up will return to Veterans’ Memorial Park at noon where they will be treated to a free lunch courtesy of several Cheney businesses. Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman told the City Council Tuesday night that a record 275 volunteers have signed up. If the weather turns inclement, volunteers should plan on meeting in the Wren Pierson Community Center across from the park to get pick up assignments before and lunch after.

John McCallum can be reached at


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