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MADISON, N.C. -- The Rockingham County Public Landfill has launched its 21st Free Cleanup Week, in which community members can bring, free of charge, waste and recyclable materials to the facility.

Rockingham County PIO Mable Scott said she has been receiving calls since January from community members who wanted to know when this year's Free Cleanup Week would commence. Rockingham County Director of Engineering and Public Utilities Ronnie Tate said during this week in 2013, more than 1500 people took advantage of the opportunity to drop off their materials.

Scott said it typically costs consumers $9 per load to dump materials at the landfill. Furthermore, he said several Rockingham County cities do not have curbside trash cleanup or recycling, so community members incur a great expense each month when they have to pay to dump their materials.

Free Cleanup Week is Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. at the Rockingham County Public Landfill, located at 281 Shuff Road in Madision. Recyclable materials, such as scrap tires, appliances, antifreeze, scrap metal, oil filters, wood pallets and auto batteries must be separated from other solid waste materials brought for disposal.

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