Several cleanups scheduled for late April, early May

Published 10:32 am Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One’s spring cleaning doesn’t have to be limited to one’s own home or property and several areas of the county have extended the boundaries into the surrounding community.

The Village of Coal Grove will have cleanup days from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. April 24, 25 and 26 and May 1, 2 and 3. A Village of Coal Grove water bill and photo identification must be presented at the village impound lot on Pike Street. Each customer will be limited to disposing of two truckloads. No tires or any item containing Freon will be accepted for disposal.

The City of Ironton’s annual Downtown Cleanup Day begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 3. All participants need to meet at the Farmers Market Second Street.

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“We are going to spruce up trees and clean tree boxes, things like that,” Rich Blankenship, Ironton mayor, said. “I encourage all volunteer groups, church groups and youth groups to participate. Let’s make our town shine.”

The cleanup should end by noon, Blankenship said, and the event has experienced a good turnout and grown every year.

All volunteer groups interested in participating can contact Blankenship’s office office at 532-3833.

The Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District is having its countywide cleanup day beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 3.

Last year the LSSWMD collected 1,052 bags of trash throughout the county. The trash bags will be supplied by the LSSWMD.

Any individual or group interested in participating needs to call 532-1231 and register by phone. Please specify the area of the county the group or individual will clean.