Spring clean-up effort starts April 3
Soldiers participate in last year's spring clean-up by collecting trash along the parade fields on post.

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Mar. 29, 2012) -- A little work on everyone's part during spring clean-up can make a big difference.

"And that's what we want," said Willie Rucker, a Directorate of Public Works construction representative who has helped coordinate the event for the past several years. "We want Fort Rucker to look like it should look. We just want everybody to get out there and participate."

The three-day event starts April 3 when all units, Soldiers and civilians are asked to clean up inside buildings and office spaces. On April 4, everyone will be asked to move outside to clean up around buildings and any other outdoor spaces they are responsible for. April 5 is divided into two sections. The morning is a make-up day for whatever wasn't finished the previous two days. In the afternoon Soldiers living in the barracks are asked to clean those areas both inside and out, according to Rucker.

Everyone has a designated area to clean on post, Rucker said, adding that maps marking those areas are available.

During spring clean-up days, three large, clearly-labeled dumpsters will be placed at convenient locations around post. One will be near the Warrant Officer Career College off Andrews Avenue. Another will be on Red Cloud Road in front of the elementary school. The third dumpster will be on Third Avenue near the car wash, said Rucker.

If an area has too much trash to transport to a dumpster, a five-ton truck will be making rounds to collect garbage. The drivers will collect boxes and bags left on the side of the road, but Rucker asks that people call him at 255-9273 to schedule a pick-up.

"If you don't call, try to put the trash out along the street where we can see it -- just don't block the dumpsters," he said.

Also during the clean-up event, Bldg. 1315 is designated as a drop-off point for hazardous waste such as batteries, paint, paint thinner and fluorescent bulbs. Turn-in of government furniture and property can be coordinated through the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office in Bldg. 1211.

On April 6, after the scheduled cleaning activities are finished, the garrison command sergeant major, the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence command sergeant major and the DPW sergeant major will tour post to see the results of the clean-up efforts, Rucker said.

"This is one time a year. We ask that everybody get inside and spruce up those areas, then get outside and spruce up those areas," he said, adding that DPW is there to assist.

For more information on hazardous waste drop-off, call 598-1311.

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