This coming Saturday, June 4, Toledo is having a city-wide community clean up day to help spruce up the town. Volunteers are asked to meet at the boat launch downtown at 8:30 a.m. before breaking up into groups. Clean-up projects range from picking up trash and pulling weeds to power-washing sidewalks, tending flower boxes and weed-whacking random areas. Feel free to bring your own gloves, tools and equipment. The more the merrier.

Contact Mike Stavig at for more information on how to help or what to bring. “This event is open to people of all ages,” Stavig said. “We would like to see children, youth and adults working side by side.” Following the citywide clean-up, hardware store owner Nick Delin has offered to host a BBQ behind his store for all volunteers.

The City of Toledo has offered a hazardous waste dumpster for public use that day. The hazmat dumpster will be located behind City Hall and will be accepting used oil, antifreeze, car batteries, propane tanks, fluorescent lights, flammable solvents, lawn and garden chemicals and household cleaners. Empty or partially empty paint cans will NOT be accepted. For more information on disposing of hazardous materials, contact Lewis County Waste Management Services at (360) 740-1221.