Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 19, 2014

Bluefields ready for spring cleanup campaigns

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — With spring finally in full swing, cleanup initiatives around the two Virginia’s are about to kick off.

Project Clean Sweep in Bluefield 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.

“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.

Bluefield, Va., is also gearing up to begin their annual free spring cleanup.

“This is a golden opportunity to get rid of unwanted items and it only happens once a year. It’s a great chance for everyone to be able to participate to help make a cleaner and nicer community,” Bluefield, Va., Mayor Don Harris said.

Citizens must call town hall between April 21 and April 25 to be placed on the pickup list. Pickups will begin April 28 through May 30.

Schedule and guidelines for Bluefield, Va.:

•April 21 to April 25: Begin calling Town Hall to be placed on the free pickup list.

•April 28 to May 2: Double Gates, Leedy Addition, Briarwood, College Drive, Hickory Hills.

•May 5 to May 9: Sedgewood, Windwood, Doe Meadows, Fincastle Estates, Forest Hills.

•May 12 to May 16: Downtown, East End, North Side, North College, Crescent View.

•May 19 to May 23: South College, Pine Hill Park, Hockman Pike, West Graham.

•May 27 to May 30: Brush pickup (Only one load)

Limit: One free truckload per residence of trash or brush. Brush must be limbs no longer than 4 feet.

Bricks, rocks, shingles, aluminum siding, construction materials, junk cars, tires or parts will not be picked up. Any calls received after April 25 will not be free. Please do not put trash out for pickup until the appointed week.  

Schedule and guidelines for Bluefield’s Project Clean Sweep:

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

•Items for pickup 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.

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

Zone 2: Along Princeton Avenue 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.

— Contact Anne Elgin at