Annual clean-up week set in Nc'town

April 27 through May 1 has been established as Newcomerstown's annual clean-up week.

Only residents inside the Newcomerstown corporation limits are eligible for the curb-side pick-up.

There will be a $10 charge for each large item. Examples of large items include washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, televisions (19-inches or larger), couches, mattresses, box springs, chairs, carpeting, padding, etc. If unsure whether an item needs to be paid for, contact the Newcomerstown Street Department at 498-8655 or the Mayor's Office at 498-6313. These items are to be paid for in advance of the scheduled day for pick-up at the fiscal officer's office (second floor of the Municipal Building).

The following items will not be picked up: Tires, batteries, brush, tree limbs, dirt, animal feces, liquids, drums, hazardous waste, propane tanks, fluorescent light tubes, lumber, wood or remodeling materials. Large items that cost $10 will not be picked up if broken and in pieces. Also, residents are reminded that the Newcomerstown Street Department personnel physically load and unload the trucks. Fill boxes or bags accordingly.

In case of rain, it is recommended to place a boxed item in a bag that will not rip when picked up. If the bags or boxes come apart, they will be left behind.

Also, if that particular day is your routine garbage day pick-up, place your household trash in a separate pile.

Residents are reminded that items are to be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on their assigned day. Crews start at that time and only one pass will be made on each street.

The schedule for pick-up is as follows:

Monday, April 27 -- All streets in the west end of town and south of the railroad tracks to River Street.

Tuesday, April 28 -- All streets from River Street to the east end of town and south of the railroad tracks.

Wednesday, April 29 -- All streets north of the railroad tracks from Bridge Street to the east corporation limit. This includes the Scott Addition.

Thursday, April 30 -- All streets north of the railroad tracks from Bridge Street to the west corporation limit.

Friday, May 1 -- All areas not already picked up.