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Ironton to do some spring cleaning in coming weeks

Ironton residents – get your gloves, work clothes and anything else you need to clean up your home and improve the city.

Wednesday, May 02, 2001

Ironton residents – get your gloves, work clothes and anything else you need to clean up your home and improve the city.

Mayor Bob Cleary said the annual "Spring Clean" is scheduled for different areas in the city. He said despite the financial constraints of the city, the cleanup is needed.

"I have a feeling we need to do this as long as we can," Cleary said.

Starting May 7-11, cleanup will be held from Railroad Street to the north city limits.

From May 14-18, the cleanup will be held from Railroad Street to Spruce Street.

May 21-25 is the date slated for Spruce Street to the south city limits.

City residents can take their materials to dumpster sites at the city garage on Hecla Street. Residents may be asked to show an identification with current address before dumping at the site.

Residents may also receive a dump permit at the Water Works office located at the City Center, Cleary said. The permit is needed to haul materials to the Green Valley Landfill in Cannonsburg, Ky.

Cleary asks residents to set their collection items along the alley or curb the week their neighborhood is scheduled for pickup. Cleary said contractors and businesses are not included in the project.

He said certain items will not be included in the pickup. Tires, gas tanks from vehicles, hot water heaters, regular household garbage and appliances that contain freon, such as air conditioner units and refrigerators, are excluded from the pickup.