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April 3, 2014

Bluefield’s Project Clean Sweep only few weeks away

BLUEFIELD — With spring in full bloom, Bluefield’s annual neighborhood clean up campaign will take place beginning in a couple of weeks.

Project Clean Sweep is scheduled from April 21 through May 16 and is a no cost project to remove items and materials normally requiring an additional fee for special trash pickup, according to Bluefield Police Chief and interim city manager Dennis Dillow.

“We are very pleased and excited to offer this type of initiative to help keep Bluefield clean. The results have been positive for all residents in the past and we look forward to the same this year,” Mayor Tom Cole said. “ We want to encourage and enable our residents to clean up their homes, yards and neighborhoods. The board of directors also hopes residents will take this opportunity to work together to clean curbs, roadsides and even neighboring properties of trash and debris.”  

Clean sweep will be an excellent opportunity for city residents or businesses to rid themselves of old furniture, appliances and other unwanted items that tend to accumulate over time, both indoors and out. The project is timed to coincide with traditional “spring cleaning” and almost any undesirable or unused item can be placed for free removal during the week specified for each section or zone, according to a city press release.

Basic guidelines:

•The project is open to city residences or businesses that have city garbage service.

•Items for pick up must be placed in your regular trash pickup location.

•Do not place any items out for pickup prior to the Sunday of the designated week for your neighborhood.

•Loose items and materials need to be secured.

•Any item for pickup must be placed outside no later than 8 a.m. on the Thursday of the week designated for your neighborhood.

•Passenger car tires (16 inch or less) will be limited to a maximum of eight per household.

•Do not mix brush, tree trimming or other debris. These items will be picked up by different crews.

• Hazardous materials such as car batteries, solvents, oil or fuel etc. will not be picked up.

• Construction or demolition debris will not be picked up.

Schedule:

Zone 1: Northside and section of the west end of Chestnut Street to Carolina Ave., west along Bluefield Ave. to the Virginia line. May 12 through May 16.

Zone 2: Along Princeton Ave. and eastside of Bland Street to northside of Cumberland Road, east to along Grassy Branch Road. April 21 through April 25.

Zone 3: Southside of Cumberland Road along U.S. Route 460 and East Cumberland Heights. April 28 through May 2.

Zone 4: South Mercer area, downtown area, west side of Bland Street to West Cumberland Road, Washington Street Exit to U.S. Route 460 and west to Virginia line. May 5 through May 9.

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