May Maintenance Month
In 2017, a new initiative started in the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center (GNRC) – May Maintenance Month. This was a month-long campaign to get neighborhoods looking their best as the weather changed. Neighborhoods set goals for themselves and there were tips, resources, and free programming throughout the month. It was a great success with additional praise for the free Emergency Preparedness Seminar and the weekend of free dumpster usage throughout the city for a clean up weekend.
This year, neighbors wanted to see this campaign come back. The feedback that our offices received was very positive from our first program year. They saw a difference in their own yards/homes, their neighbor’s property, their streets, and ultimately the whole city. Curb appeal projects take time and effort, but we saw neighbors come together to help each other out and the weekly tips from the GNRC seemed very well received.
Some of the 2018’s highlights have taken this campaign up a notch with the free programming and resources available next month. GNRC and City Department Staff joined forces with businesses, organizations, and the Town of Geneva for an improved plan for our May Maintenance Month programming. Take a look at what is in store:
Save these Dates: May Maintenance Flier
Hazardous Waste Day- April 21st. See all information here:
May 12th Clean Up Day
This is a huge Town-City collaboration for Saturday, May 12th from 9-3pm. We will be opening both the city and town’s transfer stations for a clean up “drive-thru” event. Both transfer stations are open to city and town residents of Geneva, please go to whatever one is more convenient for you. On this day, we will be accepting mattresses, E-waste, lawn debris, cardboard, scrap metal, recycling, carpets, wood, paper, shingles, glass, furniture, framing, bulking items, and items that could be Good Will donations.
- City Transfer Station- 41 Doran Ave
- Town Transfer Station-32 White Springs Road
There will also be education that day about landfill division and sign-ups for our Sound the Alarm program (see below).
For our elderly neighbors or persons with disabilities, we are able to schedule a pick up of your items. Please contact Rhonda Destino at 315-828-6588 to set up an appointment to pick up items that day. When you call, we will need to get a list what items will be picked up that day.
If you are concerned about security, data, or identifying documents/devices, please contact Rhonda at email@example.com before bringing anything to our clean-up day.
We are not accepting lighting (bulbs), hazardous waste items, not your regular trash pick-up items, Tube TVs, or batteries on that day.
- Please sign up to go to the hazardous waste day for the County at Ontario HHW poster 2018 April
- You are able to bring your batteries to some Wegmans locations
- For lighting you can bring a few bulbs at a time to Lowes
- For lighting, you can call and set up a pick up with E-Waste out of Victor
- For large tube TVs, you can call and set up a pick up or drop off appointment with E-Waste out of Victor
We are looking for volunteers to help with picks up and at the transfer stations that day. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up with Rhonda Destino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is recyclable? Take a look: Zero Sort Recycling
Thank you so much to donors and partners:
Town of Geneva
Our local Rotary Club
May 12th Castle Heights Plant Exchange
All are invited to LaFayette Circle- You don’t need to bring a plant to get a plant at this event!
May 19th Sound the Alarm Program
Join us on May 19th for the Geneva’s Sound the Alarm program. The Geneva Fire Department is teaming up with the American Red Cross for home visits in your community, where teams of volunteers will be installing free smoke alarms, up to three per household. Together, we can save lives!
Please see the attached information to sign up for this program.
Please email Fire Chief, Mike Combs at mac@Geneva.ny.us if you would like to volunteer to educate and install these on May 19th all around Geneva.
Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives- that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers:
- Canvass at-risk neighborhoods
- Install free smoke alarms
- Replace batteries in existing alarms
- Provide fire prevention and safety education
- In just three years, our home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires.
May 26th Celebrate our Kickoff to Summer
Come celebrate a job well done! The team sign-ups are by neighborhood. We will see how many sign-ups we get for each team and may need to combine teams for the logistics of the day with numbers and that the tournament is only from 1:00-3:00pm.
This is a free event! No age or skill level required. This will be a fun, multi-generational activity! This is City-Wide, but we are open to have participants who may not live in Geneva.
Looking for a way to give back? Help sponsor our City-Wide Kickball tournament on May 26th! A sponsorship can be whatever you can give towards t-shirts, snacks, or an activity that day! Please contact Rhonda Destino for more information at email@example.com.
Projects to learn more about this month are:
- Buying Your Own Energy
Stay tuned for future city-town collaboration events
(might be next year’s May Maintenance program):
- “Fix-it” days
- Shredding day
Want to bring lawn debris to the City transfer station?
We know that it is snowing, but here is some information on Spring Debris Clean up!
We do have some leaf bags that can be picked up at city hall. We do not have a date for pick ups yet due to this ever-changing weather. We will update that as soon as we have more details.
Transfer Station Hours
Here is the tentative schedule for the Saturdays that the Doran Ave transfer station will be open this season. Open 8:00am to Noon on:
Please be advised that starting on Monday May 7th spring debris pick up will start. We will work throughout May picking up what has been placed at the curb and on Tuesday May 29th we will start our final pass through the city. Once a street has been cleared after that day, we will not be back.
Yard debris is considered leaves, grass clippings, shrubs and branches no larger than 4” in diameter and 6’ long. Tree stumps are not acceptable.
“IF IT DIDN’T GROW IN YOUR YARD, IT’S NOT YARD DEBRIS”
Please call (315) 789-3101 if you have any questions
While you are cleaning, you may find old prescriptions-here’s what to do:
You can bring your old prescriptions to the Public Safety Building where you can put them in the RX Drop Box to ensure that they are deposed of properly.
What can be dropped off at a medication drop box in Ontario County?
Any unwanted, unused and expired over-the-counter, pet or prescription medication. Medication can be dropped off in the original container. Please blacken your name for confidentiality. All medication is collected by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and is incinerated.
For more information about the Medication Take Back Program, please contact the Substance Abuse Coalition of Ontario County at 585-396-4554. The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County is an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County. The drop box is located at: 255 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456