Four Dates Remain to Dispose of Unwanted Junk in Wheeling

Four dates remain for Ohio County residents to dispose of unwanted junk during the county’s Spring Clean-Up.

The program, offered by the Ohio County Solid Waste Authority, began April 2 at 35th Street Ballfield in Wheeling and continues on Tuesdays and Saturdays through mid-May.

Through the program, residents can drop off larger trash in dumpsters at certain locations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items people bring often range from large furniture to yard waste, Solid Waste Authority Executive Director Tammy Bonar said.

The program is open only to residents of Ohio County, and people will need to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, before dropping off waste.

The sites won’t accept trash from businesses and industrial customers.

The remaining dates and locations are:

∫ April 27: Triadelphia Town Building, Triadelphia

∫ April 27: Valley Grove Community Center, Valley Grove

∫ April 30: Village Field Parking Lot, Bethlehem

∫ April 30: Patterson Ballfield Parking Lot, Wheeling

∫ May 7: Wheeling Island Marina

∫ May 11: Stone Church Volunteer Fire Department

Each site will be constantly monitored by city of Wheeling employees and town and village volunteers.

In addition, items such as tires, car batteries, large appliances, motor oil, paint and other potentially hazardous material are not permitted. The program recently began accepting televisions and computer monitors, though, Bonar said.

Last year, the county collected about 225 tons of trash through the Spring Clean-Up, Bonar said. The total cost of the program was $33,000, which included collecting and transporting the waste.

Bonar added that the main goal of the program is to reduce open dumping or burning of trash in the county.

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