Mark your calendar for a day that can solve two problems — a day in which you can get some much-needed exercise and keep your city clean at the same time. The day is Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. It’s Portsmouth Cleanup Day.
The cleanup is sponsored by Judge Steven L. Mowery and Judge Russell D. Kegley, as well as the Portsmouth Municipal Court Probation Department at the city of Portsmouth.
The event is free for residents of Portsmouth. You may bring your items/debris to be discarded to the Portsmouth Municipal Building, or the East (Sciotoville) football lot. You must show proof of residency.
Large trash bins will be provided at both locations, but tires will be collected only at the Portsmouth Municipal location.
“This is our fifth year providing this service to the citizens of Portsmouth,” Mowery said. “This service allows citizens to bring items to the City Building or the East (Sciotoville) football lot that normally wouldn’t be picked up by our regular garbage routes and is similar to the cleanup events that the County provides.”
Volunteers are welcome, and crews will be picking up garbage and trash throughout the city. If assistance is required you may call 740-353-7367
“This time of year people are cleaning out their basements, garages and homes and getting rid of a lot of items and this service allows them to dispose of them for free,” Mowery said. “Our event is two-fold; it allows people to dispose of unwanted items for free so that keeps our properties free of trash build up and secondly, it provides a chance for citizens to volunteer and be a part of cleaning up our city.”
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewisPDT.