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Citywide cleanup starts as cleanliness ordinance looms

Apr. 03, 2013 @ 11:29 PM

HUNTINGTON -- City of Huntington employees began a sweep of the West End on Wednesday as part of a citywide spring cleanup campaign.

The effort provides a window of opportunity for city residents to clear their properties before the city begins enforcing numerous ordinances that prohibit tall weeds and grass, litter and household items that belong indoors but are being stored on porches and in front yards. The enforcement of the zero-tolerance policy begins 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 to pick up litter, cut back weeds and brush in alleys, and haul away trash and bulky items that residents have placed at the curb.

During the entirety of the cleanup program, 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.

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