ArcelorMittal holding cleanup

WEIRTON – ArcelorMittal Weirton will host a free community recycling day and waste round-up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at ArcelorMittal Weirton, located on state Route 2, between Avenue F and Avenue G, to encourage local residents to recycle and properly dispose of items not normally collected by their trash hauler.

“With sustainability as one of our core values, ArcelorMittal Weirton is pleased to again provide this opportunity for residents to recycle tires, e-waste and other items,” said Brian James, ArcelorMittal Weirton general manager. “Steel is the most recycled material in the world, and that includes the cans made from the tinplate we produce each day. We strive to encourage those same values in our local community.”

Last year, ArcelorMittal Weirton and its partners helped nearly 200 residents safely recycle tires, e-waste, paper, plastic, glass and metal cans at this annual community event.

Residents can drop off the following items to be recycled and/or properly disposed: aluminum and steel cans; all numbers of plastic; glass; paper, including cardboard and magazines; electronic waste, including computers, microwaves, televisions, video cassette recorders and stereos; universal waste such as fluorescent light bulbs and small batteries and tires sized 18 inches or less with a maximum of 10 tires per person.

Household hazardous wastes, such as paint and chemicals, and pharmaceutical and medical waste will not be accepted.

It is free and open to all Weirton and Brooke and Hancock county residents. A valid West Virginia driver’s license is required to dispose of tires.