PDT Staff Writer
The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with Portsmouth Municipal Court and others are set to host a Portsmouth Citywide Cleanup Day Saturday, June 1.
“It was Judge (Steven) Mowery’s idea to do a cleanup here in the city on June 1. We’ve decided to do it between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is going to be dumpsters located at the (Portsmouth) city building, Farley Square, Wayne Hills and dumpsters in Sciotoville,” said Kyle McCain, Portsmouth Municipal Court Spokesman. “There is going to be several large roll off containers at each location.”
He said before items are dropped off, residents will have to provide two forms of identification to prove they live in the city.
McCain said this event will allow residents to cleanup their property and bring it to a place where it can be dumped away for free.
“We are going to have volunteers at each of the sites to monitor the items for things that can’t be taken. Those items include batteries, any kind of appliance that contains freon, household chemicals and no tires,” McCain said.
He said other items that will not be accepted include, hazardous waste, electronics and medical waste.
“Some people frown upon couches and mattresses being accepted. I, however, don’t because that’s what the majority of what the city’s trash is,” McCain said.
He said Scioto County is providing a back-hoe for the city building location, to smash the contents of the roll off down, so more can fit in them.
“We are going to have people at each of the sites to unload vehicles so people don’t have to get out when unloading,” McCain said.
Organizers of the event are also asking that no contractors and businesses participate in the event.
According to promotional material for the event, “Portsmouth belongs to each of us who choose to live and work here. It’s our responsibility to help make it shine. We are hoping for a successful event and the result will prove it.”
Others who are helping to organize the event include city of Portsmouth Community Development Fair Housing, Bob Gambill, Neal Hatcher and Billy Whitaker.
For more information about the event call McCain at 740-353-7367.
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