New Martinsville will not offer its usual spring clean up service this year.
Councilwoman Iris "Deaner" Isaacs reiterated this announcement at Monday's regular city council meeting; she had first said it at a special council meeting held March 25.
At that previous meeting, council unanimously approved such a motion to postpone the usual service where city crews pick up large, bulky trash items at residents' curbs for disposal. She said the city would revisit the possibility next year, dependent upon their finances.
At Monday's meeting Isaacs reminded residents that the free Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held April 13, 9 a.m. until noon, at the Bayer East Parking Lot, located on state Route 2, north of New Martinsville.
This event is sponsored by the Axiall/Bayer/Domionion Community Advisory Panel and the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority with support from the Solid Waste Authorities in Wetzel, Tyler, and Monroe counties.
The following wastes will be accepted at that event: paint (all types), used oil, antifreeze, used tires (four per vehicle, no rims/wheels), lead acid batteries, aerosol cans, and pesticides.
This is not open to just New Martinsville residents, but to those who reside in Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler counties in West Virginia and Monroe County in Ohio. Each vehicle driver will be asked to certify that the waste is from household use only and is not from any commercial location, school, or church.
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Day, contact Chuck Klug at 304-451-2429 or Jason Kociban at 304-455-2200.
Also, Solid Waste Services offers its customers the pick up of one bulky item per month. The day is based on your regular garbage service day, with the next round of bulky pickups as follows: Mondays, May 6; Tuesdays, April 9; Wednesdays, April 17; Thursdays, April 18; and Fridays, April 26. A complete schedule for 2013 accompanies this story. They may also be obtained at the city building. While it is not necessary, it is helpful to call SWS in advance at 304-455-5174 so they can expect and perhaps make any necessary arrangements to pick up the bulky item.
Also, SWS offers a free disposal day once a month at the landfill on Cider Run, on the last working day of each month from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The next one will be April 30. A full schedule and policy accompanies this stor. SWS cannot take any liquids, like paint or motor oil, and they will not take anything containing freon.
"It's not like there aren't any options," noted Mayor Keith Nelsen at the council meeting.
Electronics pose a rather unique challenge that is certainly not insurmountable. During the 2010 legislative session, Senate Bill 398 passed into law. The bill bans certain electronics, CEDs or Covered Electronic Devices, from West Virginia landfills. CEDs include televisions, computers, or video display devices with a screen that is greater than four inches measured diagonally. CEDs do not include a video display device that is part of a motor vehicle or that is contained within a household appliance or commercial, industrial, or medical equipment. More information on ewaste can be found at www.state.wv.us/swmb/RMDP/EWaste/Index.html
Those items can be recycled at Goodwill located in the New Martinsville Plaza. Take them to the south end of the plaza at the Goodwill loading dock around the side. Also, SWS will take ewaste once a month, but you must call them at 304-455-5174 to schedule a pickup.