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Huntington spring cleanup continues in a new zone

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The city of Huntington launches a spring cleanup campaign in a new zone this week, with cleanups in other areas to follow.

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 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. The city has already cleaned up the zones in Westmoreland, the West End, Harveytown, Southside, Southwest Hills, downtown Huntington and areas around Marshall University.

If your household garbage gets picked up on Wednesdays, this is the zone that the city will be in during the next two weeks. The zone includes Southeast Hills, Fairfield West, parts of Fairfield East and the Spring Hill area.

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

CLEANUP DATES: May 1-4 and May 8-11. 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 from their residence 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 Wednesday, May 1. 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 the corner of 17th Street and 10th Avenue on Saturday, May 4. City crews are still looking for a location to place a Dumpster on Saturday, May 11. 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.