Dates for Perry Twp. cleanup set

PERRY TWP. — Dates for the annual spring cleanup for Perry Township residents living outside of the city limits were announced Monday, starting with the north side the week of April 1 and then moving to the south side the week of April 8.

State Street is the dividing line between north and south for the unincorporated areas of the township.

Nothing with freon or glass will be accepted and no televisions, computers or computer monitors are allowed. No garbage is allowed, either. Furniture, such as old lawn chairs, can be put out.

Households are limited to one piece of heavy furniture that can be lifted by two people into the township truck.

Road Supervisor Darreck Farrell asked that anything with glass be prohibited this year due to safety concerns for the workers. He said one of the workers suffered a cut after someone placed out some old windows in a previous year.

The township has been putting on a spring cleanup for several years as a free service to residents, giving them a chance to get rid of some junk.

Other prohibited items include propane tanks, paint products or paint cans and batteries. All items must be placed curbside in disposable containers that can be lifted by one person into a truck. Each household is limited to one truckload of items.

The cleanup also includes automobile and light duty truck tires, without rims, with a limit of five tires without rims per household. Any tires must be separated from the other items to be picked up since the tires are picked up separately.

Any branches or twigs must be bundled and piled separately since they’re also picked up at a separate time.

Household appliances

Trustee Chair Cliff Mix also announced the township will take part with the city of Salem in the annual household appliance dropoff event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 and 8 a.m. to noon April 27 in the city municipal parking lot off of Pershing and Lundy. No televisions, computers or computer monitors will be accepted, but items with freon will be allowed.

Salem Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said the solid waste district, known as CCH Environmental serving Carroll, Columbiana and Harrison counties, is once again covering the cost for two 40-yard dumpsters where the items can be dumped. The event allows for residents in Salem and in Perry Township to get rid of old washers and dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and large pieces of furniture. No microwaves will be accepted.

Workers from both the township and the city will man the site and assist residents.

Salem residents are also reminded that the Salem Beautification Committee, sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, will hold the annual Downtown Salem Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon April 13. Participants will be asked to bring marked rakes, leaf blowers, brooms and dust pans and gloves to McCulloch Park in downtown Salem off of East State Street, where everyone is to gather to kick off the cleanup day. Leaf bags will be provided by the city.