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Rescheduled Ohio County Clean-Up Dates Announced

WHEELING – What was previously a “spring clean-up” is now a “summer clean-up” as Ohio County has announced a revised schedule for county residents wishing to dispose of unwanted items.

Coronavirus concerns forced the postponement of earlier dates, but it also gave people staying home more time to clean out basements and garages.

“It’s going to be the same as before,” said Tammy Bonar, executive director of the Ohio County Solid Waste Authority. “We just need people to be more patient because it’s going to be busy — busier than in the past. People have been calling, and they say they have stuff waiting.”

She said local haulers also have informed the Solid Waste Authority they have seen a recent increase in people wanting to dispose of items.

Clean-ups will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

* July 7 — Wheeling Island Marina Parking Lot

* July 11 — Stone Church Volunteer Fire Department

* July 14 — Bethlehem Ballfield parking lot.

* July 14 — Patterson Ballfield Parking Lot

* July 18 — Valley Grove Community Center

* July 18 — Triadelphia Town Building

* July 21 — Garden Park, Richland Avenue, Warwood

* July 25 — West Liberty Christian Church Parking Lot

* July 25 — Clearview Community Center

* July 28 — 35th Street Ballfield by Wheeling Middle School

* Aug. 1 — Former Wheeling Dog Shelter, Peninsula Street

* Aug. 4 — Pleasanton Playground, by Wheeling University.

Items collected will be taken to the Shortcreek Landfill in Ohio County. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles as they sit in line, and wait until they are at the container before unloading items.

Any Ohio County resident is welcome to use any site, but they should be prepared to show proof of county residency. City employees, and town and village volunteers will continuously monitor each site. The following items will not be accepted: tires, car batteries, large appliances, motor oil, paint and any other potentially hazardous material.

A tire collection for Ohio County will take place from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. on July 11 at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection building on Peninsula Street.

A hazardous chemical collection, meanwhile, is scheduled for Sept. 26 at the City of Wheeling Operations Center in Claytor.

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