STEUBENVILLE - The city's annual spring cleanup will start April 16.
Robert Baird, streets and sanitation department superintendent, said the pickup schedule will be conducted on Saturdays this year and is for household items.
"The pickup schedule will start on April 16 for the city's South End from Market Street to the south city limits and from Spring Avenue to state Route 7 and including Lincoln Heights," said Baird.
The pickup will continue on April 23 from Alikanna to Market Street and from Eleventh Street to state Route 7.
On April 30 the large item pickup crews will focus on the north side of Sunset Boulevard from Brady Avenue to the west city limits and will include Brady Avenue.
The city crews will pick up the large items on May 7 on the south side of Sunset Boulevard from McCauslen Manor to the west city limits. Items on all streets in the Pleasant Heights neighborhood will be picked on May 14, and all streets in the LaBelle neighborhood will be picked up on May 21.
According to Baird, "all items are to be placed at the curb where the trash is placed each week. This should be done the night prior to your large item pickup. Everyone's cooperation is greatly appreciated and is essential for a successful program," said Baird.
"This pickup is for large household items only. We will not accept discarded tires of any type. We will also not take refrigerators, air conditioner units, freezers and dehumidifiers. No salvage yard or recycling center in the area will accept anything that contains freon gases. Our local landfills are also refusing to accept any load containing tires," Baird explained.
"And we will not accept computers, televisions or electronic waste of any kind," added Baird.
He also warned against people discarding items in the city neighborhoods.
"Anyone who lives outside of the specific zone set for a pickup caught discarding items will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Baird.
He also noted the city's regular sanitation schedule will remain in effect during the large item pickup campaign.
"It is also important to note that once the weekly pickup schedule is completed there will be no return trips to that area," added Baird.