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Weirton resident tires of trash, does something about it

Updated: Thursday, July 10 2014, 05:40 PM EDT
HANCOCK COUNTY, W.Va. – Richard Lamp, who lives along one of Weirton’s most traveled roads, is not upset about the heavy traffic he drives in daily.
What bothers him is the trash he sees while he is driving those road.
"People really don't care,” Lamp said. “They have trash in their bags. They don't even think about it. They throw it out."
Lamp took his concerns to Weirton Mayor George Kondik, who feels the same way.
"It's people who are throwing garbage on the streets,” Kondik said, “and that's irritating. I've seen people doing it and there is a law against it. There’s a $500 fine."
With a little help from Facebook, Lamp has about 30 people who have volunteered to clean up Cove Road and two others roads in Weirton.
"If my friends share it and their friends, it kind of makes it a ripple effect of spreading the word and getting it out there,” Lamp said.
In addition to Lamp’s Facebook friends, Kondik has contacted dozens of people to clean up city.
"These little things that these people they want to do to clean up the city of Weirton are great,” he said. “It doesn't cost anything."
Weirton city cleanup starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Volunteers will work on cleaning up the roads for about 4 hours.

Weirton resident tires of trash, does something about it

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