Ironton kicks off ‘Clean Up Week,’ dumpsite available

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOWK) — The City of Ironton is hosting its ‘Clean Up Week’ by allowing residents to dispose of unwanted household items.

Ironton Mayor Katrina Keith states the city wanted to take Lawrence County Commissioner DeAnna Holliday’s ‘Project First Impression’ one step further.

The city is giving its residetns a week to take out all of their trash and unwanted items.

All residents need is a utility bill and a form of ID.

Dumpsters are available at the Storms Creek Bridge on 2nd Street between Sycamore and orchard Streets.

“Not a lot of people [have] a lot of money. When you have to go dump this stuff by yourself and pay $40 to $50 dollars a ton to dump that out, this helps out a lot of people,” said Brian Caudill, a heavy equipment operator with the city. “That’s the whole point, just trying to keep Ironton clean, trying to keep the alleys all cleaned back up.”

Mayor Keith says beginning on May 13, the city’s Slum and Blight Crew will be canvasing the city to give people one last warning to clean up their properties and dispose of their trash before citing them into court.

Among the things the city can’t accept at the dump site due to EPA regulations are tires, batteries, paint, oil, electronics, mercury, prescription drugs, fluorescent light bulbs, lawn chemicals, smoke detectors, fire works, and large appliances.

Lawrence County will be hosting its ‘E-Shred Waste Day’ on Saturday, May 11 at the Ironton Hills Mall Plaza.

Residents will be able to dispose of old documents, electronics, and old computers.

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