WEIRTON - With the arrival of spring, many area residents are looking to do some cleaning and get rid of a few unwanted items.
The city of Weirton has scheduled its annual spring cleanup activities April 28 to May 2.
A metal items day will be held April 25, with collections taking place citywide. Items to be collected that day will include stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water tanks, old railings, bicycle frames, metal shelving and other items.
Residents will need to have metal items placed on their curb no later than 7 a.m. in order for them to be collected by work crews.
During cleanup week, residents must have the household goods placed on the curb by 7 a.m. the day of their regular garbage collection. A fee will be assessed if a crew returns to an area after it has been completed.
Crews will not collect construction materials, vehicle tires or parts, tree trimmings and brush, propane tanks, air conditioners, lawnmowers, paint, oil, antifreeze and hazardous materials.
Electronic items must be kept separate from other cleanup items, as officials said there will be a separate truck to collect those materials.
In addition, recyclable materials will not be collected during cleanup week.
Officials note an ordinance prohibiting the removal of garbage or cleanup items will be in effect. Individuals cited for scavenging can be fined between $5 and $500, plus costs, for a first offense, and the possibility of up to 30 days in jail in addition to the fine for subsequent offenses.