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Clean-Up Plans Talked, Dumpster Dropping OK’d

By Staff | May 10, 2017

While the city of New Martinsville no longer offers curbside pickup for residents’ spring cleaning, they will offer a large roll-off dumpster where residents can place their large items for disposal.

City council unanimously passed a motion to that effect by Councilwoman Iris “Deaner” Isaacs at their May 1 meeting.

May 19 and 20 a roll off dumpster for this purpose will be located at the marina. Then there will be one at the city complex located on Wetzel Street on the following dates: June 16-17, July 21-22, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 15-16, and Oct. 20-21.

Items that cannot be taken include refrigerators, batteries, perishable food stuff, liquids of any kind, and tires. Isaacs noted that the Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority will be taking tires at Bruce Park on Oct. 7. Brush should be tied with rope into bundles that one worker can handle.

In response to a recent letter to the editor in the Wetzel Chronicle, Isaacs discussed why the city has not recently had curbside pick up.

“The reason is of course money. That costs around $25,000 and takes about six weeks and our workers are tied up for that time,” she said.

While curbside pickup is not provided, those unable to get items to the dumpster, particularly the elderly, can call ahead and usually city workers will come get your large items for you.

Finally, Isaacs congratulated Patrolmen Michael Owens and Jason Utt for recently charging people with litter. “We are hoping that more law enforcement will start charging people when they catch them littering.”