By KATE COIL
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Spring cleaning will begin this week in the two Bluefields.
The city of Bluefield will begin its Clean Sweep on Monday while Bluefield, Va., residents can begin registering to be on the pick-up list for the town’s Spring Clean Up throughout the week.
Bluefield City Manager Jim Ferguson said there has been a lot of interest in the city’s Clean Sweep for 2013.
“Our city crews are absolutely ready,” Ferguson said. “A lot of citizens have expressed interest. We will be taking household garbage, lawn debris and brush — which need to be separated. We will be taking all appliances with the exception of refrigerators and will be glad to pick up scrap metal.”
Ferguson said the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will also be in the city on June 8 to help all Mercer County residents dispose of unwanted tires and rims.
“They have agreed to bring up two tractor-trailer box cars to pick up the tires and crush rims,” he said. “This is set for June 8 at the parks and recreation site near Mitchell Stadium. This is for all residents of Mercer County, though businesses cannot participate.”
Ferguson said Clean Sweep will help prepare the city for summer visitors.
“As my mother would say, company is coming and we need to make things look their best,” he said. “We want the city to look good for the visitors coming in. We want to encourage all of our citizens to clean up their yards and neighborhoods.”
Residents in Bluefield, Va., will be able to sign-up for their homes to participate in the town’s annual Spring Clean Up from Monday, April 22 through Saturday, April 26 by calling 276-322-4626. Any resident who calls after April 26 will be charged and residents are asked not to put out items until their neighborhood’s appointed week.
Crews will not pick up bricks, rocks, shingles, aluminum siding, construction materials, junk cars, tires or parts during the cleanup event. Residents are also allowed to dump one free truckload of trash or brush limbs no longer than 4 feet. Brush can also be disposed of between the week of May 27 and May 31 with only one load per household.
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