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Cleanup moves to a new zone

May. 13, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

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 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 Thursdays, this is the zone that the city will be in for the next two weeks. The zone includes Walnut Hills, Fairfield East, Forest Hills, Arlington Park and Beverly Hills.

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

CLEANUP DATES: May 15-18 and May 22-25. 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 in the parking lot of the Oddfellows Hall at the corner of Roby Road and 28th Street and at the corner of Artisan Avenue and 28th Street on Saturday, May 18, and at the corner of Arlington Boulevard and Norway Avenue on Saturday, May 25. 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.



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