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Cleanup continues this week

Apr. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The city of Huntington continues its spring cleanup campaign this week.

The effort gives residents and business owners several weeks to spruce up their properties before the city enforces several ordinances that prohibit tall weeds and grass, litter and household items that belong indoors but are being stored on porches or in front yards. The looming zero-tolerance policy starts July 1.

During the cleanup, the city will be divided into five zones, based on daily household garbage pickup routes. The city will send crews and equipment into each zone for two weeks at a time to pick up litter, cut back weeds and brush in alleys, and haul away trash and bulky items. The city has already cleaned up the zone in Westmoreland and most of the West End.

If your household garbage gets picked up on Tuesdays, this is the zone that the city will be in this week. The zone includes small parts of the West End and Highlawn, Southside, Southwest Hills, Harveytown, downtown Huntington and areas around Marshall University's campus.

Here's more information that residents in this zone need to know:

CLEANUP DATES: April 24-27. City crews will work in this zone from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

CLEANUP RULES: Residents who want the city to pick up brush, bags of trash or bulky items must put them where they normally place their household garbage at the curb or in the alley. Trash and brush should be kept separate. Tires, paint, batteries, motor oil and appliances that contain refrigerants are prohibited.

DUMPSTER SITES: Large Dumpsters will be placed on 12th Street between 8th and 9th avenues on Saturday, April 27. Residents who use the Dumpsters must have a West Virginia license plate or show proof that they are a West Virginia resident.

LANDFILL HOURS: Through July 1, the city landfill on South High Street in Guyandotte will accept tires, brush and bulky items. Those who use the facility, however, must have a vehicle with West Virginia plates and must provide proof of residency in Huntington.

Landfill hours will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

QUESTIONS: Call the Mayor's Office at 304-696-5540 or visit www.huntingtoninbloom.org. Residents who need assistance with cleaning up their property also can contact representatives with the neighborhood association in their area.