In conjunction with the Division of Highway and the Department of Environmental Protection, the Tyler County Solid Waste Authority is holding a spring cleanup on April 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Tyler County Fairgrounds.
Three separate collections will be held that day including a white goods day collection, tire collection and e-cycling event.
The white goods will be located across from Boreman Elementary School. A $2 bounty will be payed to Tyler County residents who bring in any of the following items: washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, hot water tanks, dishwashers, and freezers.
For the tire collection, residents are only allotted 10 tires per household. Rims are not accepted and tires from businesses are not permitted.
For the e-cycling event, residents can bring in computers, monitors, small kitchen appliances, etc. Most any small appliance with a cord will be accepted.
Items will not be accepted prior to April 13.
The event is part of the WV Make It Shine Program which is a comprehensive program aimed at making West Virginia the cleanest state in the nation. Throughout the state, groups of volunteers, businesses, community organizations, and local governments are working to accomplish the goal.
The statewide cleanup is held during the first two weeks of April each year. During this time, volunteers can receive assistance in conducting cleanups on public lands.
The resources available include gloves, bags, hauling (in conjunction with the DOH), and landfill fees.
The Tyler Solid Waste Authority is comprised of five members: Chairperson Linda L. Hoover and members William O. Roberts, Brian Weigle, Ron Fletcher and Kendra Lydick. Nancy Haught is Secretary and Treasurer of the Authority.
"We want Tyler County to be one of the cleanest counties around," Secretary/Treasurer Haught said.
"We strive to keep it clean and beautiful. I believe if you keep something clean and nice then people take pride in that and are more apt to keep it that way, but when they see a dump it's not the same."
"If it's clean, they respect it more," said Haught.
Other programs promoting the cleanliness of the state include the Ohio River Sweep which is scheduled for June 15 this year.
The WV Make It Shine is a co-sponsor of this, the largest cleanup of its kind in the United States. Each June, communities all along the Ohio River pitch in to clean the river and its banks of litter.
For more information on participating in the Ohio River Sweep, call 1-800-322-5530.