Harford Community College and Sappari Solutions Professional Organizing will provide a one-stop location for people to clear the clutter in their homes in an environmentally responsible way. The third annual Clear Your Clutter Day is planned Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the college. The event will be held rain or shine.
To address the logistical challenges associated with the overwhelming turnout this event has had in the past, a new traffic pattern has been established. Last year the event drew more than 600 cars, triple what the inaugural event in 2010 attracted. Cars will be directed to enter HCC Parking Lot A from Entrance 6 off of Route 22, as opposed to entering from Thomas Run Road.
For an admission fee of $5, people can drop off a carload of items ranging from televisions to plastic grocery bags. Accepted materials at this year's Clear Your Clutter Day include electronics and scrap metal, appliances, computers and monitors, cell phones, flattened cardboard boxes, plastic grocery bags, batteries, clothing, toys, household goods, eye glasses, hearing aids, books, like-new building supplies and tools, and gently-used purses. Paper shredding will also be available on site, and televisions will be accepted, limit one per household.
All proceeds will directly benefit the Habitat for Humanity house being built in downtown Bel Air. The construction of the home has already begun and is due to be completed in May.
Volunteers will be on the lookout this year for the strangest item donated, and a prize will be awarded after the event. Goody bags will be handed out to the first 300 cars.
Organizations accepting goods for this year's event include Always Recycling, Bumble Junk, Goodwill of the Chesapeake, Shred Instead, Lions Club of Bel Air, SARC, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna and Klein's-ShopRite.
Sponsors for the day include Always Recycling, Bumble Junk, Harford Bank, Harford Style Magazine, Harford's Heart, Downtown Bel Air Alliance, Harford County Sustainability and Recycling Office, MyWay Storage and Brand It Images.
Sponsorships remain available for the event. For additional information on attending or sponsoring Clear Your Clutter Day, visit http://www.clearyourclutterday.org.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun