On the heels of a successful inaugural event last spring that drew nearly 200 cars, Sappari Solutions and Harford Community College are hosting a second Clear Your Clutter Day Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clear Your Clutter Day offers Harford county residents a convenient opportunity to get rid of household clutter in an environmentally-responsible way and also provides attendees information on organizing, donating and other area services.
Thanks to the support of sponsors and event partners, Clear Your Clutter Day is free to the public and each attendee may bring one carload full of items to unload to HCC's Fallston Hall parking lot.
Accepted materials include electronics and metal, televisions, books, clothing, shoes, toys, household items, bulky household goods, plastic bags, cell phones, batteries, TVs, cell phones, purses and more.
For a full list or for additional information on sponsoring or attending the event, visit http://www.ClearYourClutterDay.org.
Free paper shredding will also be provided on site.
The first 300 cars will receive goody bags with coupons and information on where to take unwanted items year-round.
This year's event will again feature a "Strangest Item" contest with the person who drops off the strangest item receiving a membership to The Arena Club.
"While our inaugural event in 2011 was very successful, thanks to even greater awareness this year we have a broader sponsor base and additional partners that will further enhance the value of Clear Your Clutter Day to the local community," Sappari Solutions owner Nettie Owens, the Clear Your Clutter Day's organizer, said. "For instance, this year we can now accept televisions which we were unable to take last year."
Area partners providing collection and recycling services at the event include Always Recycling, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Goodwill of the Chesapeake, Lions Club, The Shred Mill, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Klein's ShopRite and SARC.
In addition to Sappari Solutions and HCC, this year's sponsors include Always Recycling, Harford Bank, Rob Jenkins of Prospect Mortgage, HCC Sustainability Group, JigSaw Marketing Solutions, Keen Contracting, Bel Air Downtown Alliance and Harford's Heart.
All sponsorship proceeds will again benefit Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, which received $1,000 in proceeds from last year's event.