North Yarmouth seeks items for Goodwill, clean-up drive

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NORTH YARMOUTH — Looking for a way to get rid of that stuff cluttering up your closets, garage and attics? Things that other people could use?

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England welcomes your help.

The town will hold its second annual Goodwill donation drive and clean-up day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Donations will be accepted at North Yarmouth Town Hall, 10 Village Square Road, and Goodwill will provide donation receipts.

Gently used items accepted include area rugs, lawn-and-garden tools, bed frames, lawn furniture, bicycles, microwave ovens, books, shoes, clothing, small appliances, dishes, pots and pans, sports and workout equipment, hand tools, TVs, household furniture, toys, lamps that work, and computers, printers and related accessories.

Call Kimberly Curry, a Goodwill community relations manager, at 774-6323 with any questions.

Items not destined for Goodwill can be disposed of at North Yarmouth’s public works facility, 40 Parsonage Road.

Items that can be brought to public works include waste oil, but not gasoline or anti-freeze; car batteries; construction material, such as used lumber, boards, insulation, sheathing and plywood; roofing shingles, which have to be separated from paper and other kinds of building materials; bulky furniture; scrap metal, plumbing materials, appliances, and push lawn mowers; and brush other than leaves, firewood and garden debris.

Public works disposals that require an additional fee include fluorescent light tubes at $1 each; dehumidifiers, air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers (doors must be removed, and $25 is charged for anything that had freon in it); empty propane tanks for $10; computers, printers, monitors, copiers, faxes and scanners for $10, unless donated to Goodwill on June 2; TVs for $10 each; and unmounted car and pickup tires that are 20 inches or less, for $5 each.

The clean-up drive is only for North Yarmouth residents.

The town seeks volunteers to help direct traffic and unload vehicles. Those interested can contact Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin at 829-3705.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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