STEUBENVILLE - The city's annual bulk pickup will start Saturday in the south end of the community.
Street and Sanitation Superintendent Bob Baird said the cleanup collection will start for the south end area of the city from Market Street to the south city limits and from Spring Avenue to state Route 7 and including Lincoln Heights.
"This collection is for household items only. All items should be placed at the curb where regular trash collection takes place every week. The items should be done on Friday nights prior to the scheduled collection. Once the scheduled collection takes place we will not make return trips," stated Baird.
Baird said the large bulk item collection will continue on April 21 in the city's north end neighborhoods from Alikanna to Market Street and from Eleventh Street to state Route 7.
"The April 28 collection will be on the north side of Sunset Boulevard from Brady Avenue to the west city limits. On May 5 the sanitation crews will be collecting items on the south side of Sunset Boulevard from McCauslen Manor to the west city limits," said Baird.
"We will be collecting household items on May 12 on all PLeasant Heights streets and finally on May 19 on all streets on LaBelle," added Baird.
"Restricted items include tires, electronic items including computers and televisions and any appliance containing freon including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and dehumidifiers. We will also not pick up hazardous wastes such as fuels, oils, solvents and paint or any construction material including shingles, concrete, blocks or bricks," noted Baird.
City Manager Cathy Davison said a community cleanup day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 throughout the city.
"We have also made arrangements with the JB Green Team to have two tire collection sites in the city on April 21. A truck will be parked at the regular collection site at the corner of Lincoln and Wilson avenues. And we will have a second truck stationed at the LaBelle View Nursing Home on Maryland Avenue. We will also have tire drop-off sites on April 21 at State Street and Union Avenue on Pleasant Heights and at North Fifth Street and Franklin Avenue. I strongly encourage city residents who have tires they need to discard to take them to one of these two sites. It is free and helps to clean up our community," according to Davison.
"And if you see discarded tires please take them to the collection trucks. It will make a difference," Davison added.
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