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Weirton spring clean up announced

March 31, 2011

WEIRTON - Over the next few weeks residents will be prompted to get rid of the old junk laying around the house and garage as spring clean up is making its return to Weirton.

Spring clean up will take place from April 11 through April 15 and will be scheduled on the same day as the regular garbage day. Household items, excluding construction materials, vehicle tires or parts, tree trimmings or brush, propane tanks, air conditioners, lawnmowers, paint, oil and antifreeze or other hazardous materials, will need to be placed at curbside by 7 a.m.

Public Works crews will be picking up metal items throughout the entire city on April 8 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The items being accepted include stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water tanks, metal railings, bicycle frames, metal shelving, and other items and any items missed or put out late will be picked up the following week during clean up on residents' scheduled garbage day.

During the regular clean up days, those looking to put out old television sets and computer screens will need to make sure they are separated from the rest of the items being placed at the curb, according to information provided by the Public Works Department.

Under state law, Covered Electronic Devices, or CEDs, will not be permitted to be disposed in any West Virginia landfill. CEDs are defined as televisions, laptop and desktop computers, and video display devices with screen sizes larger than 4 inches when measured diagonally, such as computer monitors. As of Jan. 1, no one is permitted to dispose of these items with their household waste and haulers are currently required to pick up televisions and computers under the Public Service Commission's Bulky Goods Rule.

While spring clean up is taking place, recycling materials will not be picked up that week and will resume on residents' next scheduled recycling week.

An ordinance prohibiting the removal or scavenging of garbage or any other articles placed at curbside for clean up collection by the city is in effect. Individuals cited for this activity shall be fined not less than $5 or more than $500 and costs, and for the second or subsequent offenses, may be imprisoned for not more than 30 days in addition to the fine.

For more information call the Public Works Department at 304-797-8540.

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