The City of Gillette announces the 2013 Fall Stop & Drop/Cleanup event will be held Saturday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on College Drive between the Rec Center and Gillette College. Map [PDF] Residents bringing materials to the Stop & Drop are asked to enter College Drive from the Slate Street side (south side) near the Rec Center and drive north. Volunteers will direct and assist residents with unloading their materials. After unloading, please exit College Drive onto Sinclair Street.
Stop & Drop - Free to all residential utility customers The primary target of the Stop & Drop this year is mattresses. "This is a great way for the public to dispose of mattresses for free. Mattresses don't fit in dumpsters or roll-outs, and this is a good option for the public to get rid of old mattresses without resorting to dumping them illegally by leaving them next to a dumpster," said Public Information Officer Joe Lunne.
Limit: two mattresses per vehicle
Consumer Electronics are the second target. "Consumer electronic recycling was a big hit at the Spring Stop & Drop events, and I doubt this will be any different," said Lunne before adding, "people like to upgrade their AV systems, particularly just before the start of the NFL season. This gives them an option to get rid of their old system responsibly."
All consumer electronics are recycled with a locally owned business who partners with a BAN* certified organization based in Denver, CO.
Document Destruction (shredding) will also be performed onsite. This is for residential document shredding, no commercial documents will be accepted for shredding.
In addition to the Stop and Drop activities, Keep Gillette Beautiful has organized a Fall cleanup activity that will benefit two local run/walks (Pronghorn Painted 5k run/walk and the Memory of the 8 run/walk) by picking up trash along their respective routes one week prior to their race. Volunteers for the Fall Cleanup are asked to meet at the Stop & Drop event to receive trash bags and a map of the cleanup areas. Many thanks to those who help Keep Gillette Beautiful!
The Pronghorn Painted 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Gillette College. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Gillette College Tech Center. Runners' start time: 11 a.m. Walkers' start time: 11:10 a.m. Lunch: Noon (or whenever you finish) Route Map [PDF]
The Memory of the 8 Run/Walk will be held on Monday, September 16th and begins at M&K Oil (901 South 4J Road) Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Walkers' start time (5k): 5 p.m. Runners start time (8 mile run): 5:30 p.m. Route maps for both run and walk [PDF]
The "Memory of the 8 Memorial Run/Walk" is held every September 16th in Gillette, Wyo. to honor the memory of Wyoming cross country runners Morgan McLeland, Cody Brown, Kyle Johnson, Josh Jones, Justin Lambert-Belanger, Kevin Salverson, Nick Schabron and Shane Shatto, who died in a car accident over 10 years ago on Sept. 16, 2001.
There is no registration fee, but donations will be accepted. Donations will go to help cover costs of the event, as well as to fund runners' scholarships for college-bound athletes. The race will include an 8-mile, figure-8 loop for runners and a 5K walk. There will be a barbecue and social following the event.
For more information on the Stop & Drop/Cleanup events, contact Sustainability Coordinator Michael Foote at (307) 686-5228.
For additional information on the Run/Walks, click on the links for each race to contact Race Officials.
*BAN stands for Basel Action Network, which is a non-governmental charitable organization working to combat the export of toxic waste, toxic technology and toxic products from industrialized societies to developing countries. BAN is based in Seattle, Washington, United States, with a partner office in the Philippines. BAN is named after the Basel Convention, a United Nations treaty designed to control and prevent the dumping of toxic wastes, particularly on developing countries.