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A LARGE pile of junk and wooden is proven on a city-owned First Road property in Martins Ferry on Monday. Mayor John Davies stated the junk will likely be hauled away through dumpster and a few of it’s leftover from this previous weekend’s spring cleanup for Martins Ferry residents.

MARTINS FERRY — About 25 tons of trash was collected throughout the metropolis of Martins Ferry’s current spring cleanup, stated Mayor John Davies.

“It went extraordinarily nicely. We had loads of prospects,” he stated of the occasion held on the First Road city-owned property.

Davies stated town’s trash compactor is again up and working, which permits town to tackle giant quantities of trash at one time.

“With the compactor station working now it will permit us to do a couple of cleanup per yr,” Davies stated.

Davies stated town is planning on doing one other cleanup in July, although a date has not but been set.

“I haven’t bought that far. I’d love to do one curbside this yr,” he added.

Doing a curbside cleanup, he famous, would assist individuals who don’t have the means or automobile to move bigger gadgets or giant quantities of undesirable home items.

Whereas the cleanup was free for residents, town did cost a $10 price for mattresses. This price was charged to residents as a result of town is charged a price on the landfill to eliminate them.

“They don’t compact. We might not take mattresses on the subsequent one,” Davies stated of the approaching cleanup.

Davies stated residents can name to have bigger gadgets, comparable to mattresses, picked up by the sanitation division. Mattresses have to be wrapped in plastic.

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If a curbside cleanup is held someday this yr, Davies stated it probably will likely be damaged down by ward and over a collection of days so staff can higher handle the quantity of trash being picked up.

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