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      Earth Day Cleanup signups for Onondaga County extended to Monday

      Cleaning up over-winter trash accumulations is part of many communities' Earth Day observances, and for Onondaga County, the deadline to sign up has been extended to close of business Monday.

      Recycling Specialist Ann Fordock, with OCRRA, says signing up lets groups dispose of what they collect for free, and also gives specific information about different cleanup related events and disposal methods in specific communities. Onondaga County's cleanups are Friday (to involve businesses) and Saturday.

      The OCRRA signup also includes a link to City of Syracuse efforts, which happen Saturday morning 9am - 1pm. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says the city event has grown every year, and this year they'd like to recruit 1,000 volunteers, who get a bright green t-shirt and a snack for their efforts.

      Check with other counties, or with specific municipalities for their Earth Day plans, as well. For example, Dewitt has an Earth Day Fair 11am to 1pm at the Town Hall, with kids' activities and information on climate change and saving money on energy, in addition to the community-wide cleanup.