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Grand Island Area Clean Community System aims to help you do just that. Not that DeniseMcGov- ern-Gallagher, Executive Director of Clean Commu- nity System, is going to come pick up messes at your house. She aims for a bigger picture - a clean four-county area. Clean Community Sys- tem is dedicated to educat- ing the public of the im- pact of litter; the proper disposal of household haz- ardous waste and the pro- motion of a sense of pride in a safe and clean community. Former Executive Di- rector Betty Curtis foundedCleanCommunity System in 1981. Betty was nothing less than a vision- ary who took tremendous pride in her community. In 2013 the HouseholdHaz- ardous Waste facility opened, servingmore than 120,000 residents in the counties of Hall, Adams, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick; however, nobody is ever turned away. As the only regional Hazardous Household Waste facility in the state, the majority of products accepted are paint, but they also accept household cleaners, fertilizer, lawn chemicals, automotive items, adhesives and glue, acids, used motor oil, flu- orescent bulbs, wood stains and preservatives. They ask that if you are unsure about whether CCS can accept an item, don’t throw it away - please call. A proud member of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Nebraska Beau- tiful, Clean Community System has received the Keep America Beautiful Award of Excellence; Keep America Beautiful Affili- ate Award four straight years from 2015 to 2018; and Keep Nebraska Beau- tiful Civic/Non-Profit Award in 2017. Clean Community Sys- tem is a non-profit orga- nization supported by pub- lic and private donations, grants from the Nebraska Department of Environ- ment Quality and the Ne- braska Environment Trust. Other support comes from the communi- ties and organizations it serves: City of Grand Is- land; Hall, Merrick, How- ard, Hamilton, and Adams counties; Central Platte Natural Resource District; and Lower Loup Natural Resources District. Public education is the key in educating our youth of the importance of re- ducing, reusing and recy- cling. As a community we should continue to be aware of what products can be recycled and strive to improve recycling be- haviors in our workplace and at home. To ensure that future generations are educated about recycling, the public education pro- gram works with all ages to help educate them on proper recycling and lit- ter control. Any individual, neigh- borhood, or organization can become a ‘Keep Grand Island Beautiful’ partner and make a great differ- ence in our community. Volunteer opportunities include: Education to Youth; park renewals and litter clean-up; event set-up and help; and be- coming a ‘Keep America Beautiful’ advocate. Grand Island Clean Community System is lo- cated at 3661 Sky Park Road in Grand Island. Hours of operation at Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of eachmonth from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. For further info, please call 308-385-5095. Keeping our home clean Grand Island Area Clean Community System PAINT HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS AUTOMOTIVE AEROSOLS MERCURY FLORESCENT &CFL BULBS STAINS FERTILZERS PESTICIDES For Proper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste 3661 Sky Park Road, Grand Island, NE 2 blocks south of the Airport Terminal Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month. Serving Adams, Hall, Hamilton, Howard & Merrick county residents. Grand Island Area Clean Community System Betty Curtis Household Hazardous Waste Facility Business Spotlight is a special section dedicated to local businesses, making it a great place to promote your services and products to a wide audience. March 3, 2019 Spotlight Business