03/24/05 — Village of Walnut Creek and Salvation Army team to help residents

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Village of Walnut Creek and Salvation Army team to help residents

By Matt Shaw
Published in News on March 24, 2005 1:46 PM

WALNUT CREEK -- The Village of Walnut Creek and the Salvation Army will be teaming to help residents clean out their closets, attics and garages next month.

The Village Council agreed Wednesday night to make the Salvation Army a partner in its twice-a-year "Trash Moratorium" days. That is when residents can dispose of items that they cannot toss in their trash, like appliances, furniture, building materials and unused paint. The village has paid its trash collector to get rid of these materials, but residents will now have another option for some goods.

The Salvation Army plans to have a truck at the next collection, which will be Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the town hall site at 100 Village Drive.

The Salvation Army will take items that could be resold at its thrift store.

"Not only can people get rid of things they no longer want, we'll also be ready to give them tax receipts on the spot," said Ken Woolsey, the store's manager.

Anyone who has something too large to carry to the collection point can arrange for the Salvation Army to pick it up later, he added.

"Not everyone has a pickup truck or a 30-year-old back," Woolsey said.

The arrangement will help the Salvation Army improve the stock in its store on Holly Street in Goldsboro, Woolsey said.

"Your garbage is our gold," he told the Village Council. "We look at your trash and we can't wait to get our hands on it."

Mayor Ken Ritt saw a benefit for people who gave second thoughts. "We can go and buy our stuff back from your store," he said.

The village holds its "Trash Moratorium" days on the second Saturdays of April and October.