WEIRTON - One thing that always comes with warmer weather is spring clean up and the City of Weirton has announced the dates it will take place to allow residents to get rid of the old and make room for the new.
Public Works Director John Brown stated Spring Clean Up for metal items will be held citywide on Friday. He said crews will be picking up metal items throughout the city between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Brown said the items to be picked up on metals day includes stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water tanks, old railings, bicycle frames and metal shelving.
"We need people to have these items out by the curb before 7 a.m.," he said.
The official Spring Clean up in Weirton is scheduled to take place April 16 through April 20 for all other remaining household items. Brown said spring clean up crews will be collecting on the regular garbage day.
"If you put your trash out for Monday morning, that's the day we'll collect for spring clean up as well and so on for all the other days," Brown added.
The Public Works Department is requesting residents have household goods on the curbside before 7 a.m. A fee will be assessed to residents if crews return to a completed area.
Brown said Clean Up Week will be limited to household goods only and the city will not pick up construction material, vehicle tires or parts, tree trimmings and brush, propane tanks, hazardous material, air conditioners or lawnmowers.
Also, recyclable materials will not be picked up during the Clean Up Week and will resume collection on the residents' next scheduled recycling week.
The City of Weirton advises an ordinance prohibiting the removal, or scavenging, of garbage or any other articles placed at curbside for "clean up" pickup is in effect.
Individuals cited for this activity shall be fined not less than $5 and not more than $500 and costs. For the second or subsequent offense, imprisonment for not more than 30 days may be warranted in addition to the fine.
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