On Saturday, ArcelorMittal Weirton is teaming up with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to help area residents dispose of unwanted items - many of which are not normally collected by their trash haulers.
From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, company employees will collect items along W.Va. 2 between Avenues F and G in the north end of town, near the fire station. The free event is open to all residents of Hancock and Brooke counties.
Participants can drop off the following items to be recycled or properly disposed of: aluminum and steel cans; plastic; glass; paper and cardboard; electronic waste, including computers, televisions, microwaves, VCRs and stereos; fluorescent light bulbs; small batteries; and tires measuring 18 inches or less.
A maximum of 10 tires will be accepted per resident, and a valid West Virginia license is required for the disposal of tires.
Items that will not be accepted include hazardous household waste such as paint or chemicals, and pharmaceutical or medical waste.
"With sustainability as one of our core values and central to our business philosophy, ArcelorMittal Weirton is pleased to provide an opportunity for others in the community to recycle and employ sustainable waste management," said Brian James, general manager of ArcelorMittal's Weirton plant.
For more information, call Mary Beth Holdford at 330-659-9121 prior to the event, or Dave Minda at 304-797-2288 on the day of the event, or Scott Reap, DEP Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan representative, at 304-940-0256.