Volunteers help unload items at the 2017 Meigs Cleanup Day. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Once again residents will have the opportunity to clear out the clutter as the annual Meigs Cleanup Day has been scheduled for May 19, 2018.

The annual event will take place at the Meigs County Fairgrounds located at 41850 Fairgrounds Road, Pomeroy, Ohio from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proof of residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill will be required. The Meigs Cleanup Day is for residents and not for industrial or commercial customers.

Items not accepted at the Cleanup Day are:

  • general household trash
  • appliance with refrigerant (must attach proof that refrigerant has been removed by a licensed technician)
  • household hazardous waste (chemicals, cleaners, pool chemicals, fluorescent lamps and ballasts, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, medical, infectious, or biohazard, batteries and liquids)
  • farm tractor tires

Items residents can bring to the Cleanup Day are:

  • household items including furniture, toys, appliances, tools, box springs/mattresses, and carpet
  • tires with a limit up to 10 per vehicle, passenger vehicle tires (16” or less), semi tires, and all tires must be removed from rims
  • electronics including televisions, computers, Servers, monitors, keyboards, speakers, printers/faxes, copiers, scanners, UPS and battery back-up systems, any stereo equipment, cameras, camcorders, video game systems, video games, DVD players, DVD media, CD media, floppy disks, and phone equipment, microwaves and toasters.

Reusable items still in good condition for donation will also be accepted including:

  • appliances
  • household good & furnishings
  • arts & crafts
  • office furnishings
  • equipment & supplies
  • lumber & building materials
  • hardware
  • electrical & plumbing fixtures
  • steel/metal parts & fixtures
  • computers, electronics, stereo, audio & visual equipment,
  • collectibles
  • antiques

The funding and support for the Meigs Cleanup Day is provided by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District, Meigs County Health Department, Gavin Power Plant, and the Meigs County Commissioners.

County officials volunteer to help with the massive effort during the Cleanup Day to unload vehicles and sort the items being brought in. Other groups such as Scouts, 4-Hers, student athletes and others also volunteer their time to assist to make the Meigs Cleanup Day possible.