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 Knox County Community Clean-Up Day organized by MVNU Honors Program  

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Honor Program has partnered with Rumpke and T-Shirt Express to provide a free opportunity for Knox County residents to dispose of unwanted items. 

Knox County Community Clean-Up Day, Saturday, Nov. 4, is an event that encourages community members to clean up around their property and remove refuse items to keep neighborhoods clean and beautiful.  

Dumpsters will be available at Riverside Park, 151 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friendly volunteers will be on-site to provide guidance and assistance including unloading heavy items or additional information. 

Mount Vernon residents unable to transport their items to Riverside Park, can leave a voicemail at 740-291-3778 to schedule a pickup. Deadline to request a pickup is noon on Friday, Nov. 3. 

Acceptable items are non-hazardous waste, debris and general junk including: 

  • Packaging 
  • Yard Waste 
  • Mattresses 
  • Toys 
  • Cloth 
  • Furniture 
  • Paper 
  • Metal 
  • Hardware and fixtures 
  • Siding 
  • Drywall 
  • Carpeting or flooring 
  • Shingles and construction debris 

Unacceptable items include: 

  1. Batteries 
  2. Paint cans or lacquer containers 
  3. Oil or oil-soaked rags 
  4. Refrigerators 
  5. Hot water tanks 
  6. Tires 
  7. Medical waste 
  8. Flammable or hazardous items 

The Honors Program is proud to participate in this community-wide effort to assist Mount Vernon and Knox County residents to declutter and improve neighborhood aesthetics for residents and visitors.  

Please contact with any questions or concerns. 

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to nearly 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries. 

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