NEW CUMBERLAND - The Hancock County Solid Waste Authority has scheduled its countywide Spring Cleanup Program on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18.
This program is sponsored by the Hancock County Commissioners with assistance from Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation, Boy Scout Troops Nos. 38 and 137, the Brooke County Landfill, PC Renewal, Safety Kleen, Six Recycling, Waste Management & the WVDEP. Hancock County residents will be allowed to take the following materials to Tomlinson Run State Park's Main Parking Lot, located next to the swimming pool, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18:
Household junk and debrisUsed motor oil/oil filters/antifreeze
Scrap metals and old appliances (freon removed)
Electronic items (VCRs, computers, TVs, telephones, microwaves, radios, stereos, etc.)Old paints - no chemicals or pesticides
Tires Car (lead acid) batteries
Except as noted below, there is no fee for tires for this spring's event. Hancock County residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID. Residents with more than 10 tires will be charged a fee of $2 per tire. Only car and light truck tires measuring16 inches or less will be accepted; tires on rims will not be accepted.
Only acceptable materials should be taken to the park. Trash, garbage, yard wastes, etc. will not be accepted. Also, materials from commercial and industrial establishments (private businesses, waste haulers, contractors) will not be accepted.
Residents should separate the materials they take to the park. Materials should be segregated into five groups: tires, paints, electronics, scrap metal and appliances, and junk and debris. Co-mingling of materials extends unloading time and contributes to long lines.
Residents must show proof of Hancock County residency and proof that they currently dispose of their trash properly by presenting a valid trash bill receipt.
Non-subscribing residents will have to pay a $10 fee for each carload of material and $20 for each truckload delivered to the collection site.
"This is the 19th year for this event," said Mark Vignovic, event coordinator. "This year, we are encouraging residents of Weirton to consider making the short drive to the park with items that the City of Weirton will not be collecting or recycling during their cleanup. These include electronics and computer equipment, used motor oil and old paints, lawn mowers, air conditioners, and vehicle tires."
Since the first event was conducted in 1991, 5.5 million pounds of trash and junk, 2.2 million pounds of scrap metal and used appliances, and 35,000 tires have been collected. In recent years the event has expanded to include the collection of 221,000 pounds of electronic goods; 46,000 gallons of old paints; 10,400 gallons of used oil, and 2,900 lead acid batteries.