Events allow Hayden residents to get rid of, sell unwanted items |

Events allow Hayden residents to get rid of, sell unwanted items

Jack Weinstein

— If you live in Hayden and want to get rid of something, whether it's trash or treasure, this weekend is your opportunity.

Hayden Clean-Up Day and the fourth annual Spring Fling Community Garage Sale and Flea Market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Residents will be able to throw away or recycle items at three locations in town. Or, if they prefer to make extra money, residents can try selling their wares at the Spring Fling at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Event organizer Sue Fulton said $15 booths still are available.

More than just allowing people to clean out their attics or garages, Clean-Up Day and the Spring Fling are community events, Fulton said.

"We're such a small town," she said. "It's nice for us to come together."

Fulton said a limited number of indoor 10-foot-by-10-foot booths still are available. She said those who sign up would be provided a table and two chairs. Vendors with outdoor booths need to provide their own tables and chairs, but the size of their booths isn't limited.

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She said Thursday that 23 vendors had signed up to participate so far.

Setup for the Spring Fling, which is sponsored by the Hayden Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 7 a.m. The 4-H Archery Club will serve breakfast and lunch.

Fulton also is helping organize Clean-Up Day, which is sponsored by the town. She said Waste Management, of Steamboat Springs, would pick up trash, and Axis Steel, of Craig, would pick up steel and metal products including appliances at the Hayden Mercantile. Freon must be removed from refrigerators to be picked up.

Also at the Mercantile, Fulton said, residents can drop off recyclable items. She said they could take lumber and tree limbs to the burn pile at Dry Creek Park. And residents can take batteries to the Bear River Valley Co-op.

"Hopefully the weather's nice enough to get us motivated to get things cleaned up and recycled," Fulton said.

To reach Jack Weinstein, call 970-871-4203 or email