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Westmoreland, West End spring cleanup continues this week

Apr. 09, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The city of Huntington continues its a spring cleanup campaign this week in Westmoreland and the West End, with cleanups in other areas of the city to follow.

The effort gives residents and business owners approximately 12 weeks to spruce up their properties before the city starts enforcing numerous 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 pick-up 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.

Here's more information that residents in Westmoreland and the West End need to know:

CLEANUP DATES: April 10-13. City crews will work in this zone from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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. The items must be set out before the cleanup period begins. 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 at St. Cloud Commons on Saturday, April 13. Residents who use the Dumpsters must have a West Virginia license plate or show proof that they are a West Virginia resident.

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. In Westmoreland, call Bob Stover at 304-429-5989. In the West End, call Donna Rumbaugh at 304-429-0001.