Fall recycling event is Oct. 21
The city’s annual Fall Recycling Event is a month away, so it’s time to start gathering your materials. Rain or shine, it will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Mercer Island Boat Launch (3600 E. Mercer Way).
Come safely dispose of the old equipment, electronics, appliances and other household items that are cluttering your basement or garage; document shredding will once again be available too.
Non-perishable food or cash donations for the city’s Food Pantry are encouraged. See www.mercergov.org for more.
Homestead Field project helps Safe Routes to School
Parks Maintenance crews are working on a much-needed drainage project at Homestead Field, where water runoff had started to erode the embankment around the home plate area. The water will be captured by a new drain and tied in to existing drainage pipes in the vicinity.
Since some excavation was necessary, crews collaborated with other city staff to also improve the trail down to 80th Avenue Southeast as part of the city’s Safe Routes to School program that helps encourage students to walk or bike to class.
By combining these two projects, crews will save time and money while delivering a great outcome for many different users.