Despite battling his fourth cancer, Bill Bittenbender still held his annual spring roadside cleanup in West Side on Monday.

Though the task is usually one he performs solo, this time Bittenbender, 67, got more than a little help from his friends. Nearly a dozen people turned out to pick up litter and clean sidewalks along the viaduct area of West Elm Street and Fourth Avenue.

West Side resident William Bittenbender has been cleaning up the Viaduct by himself for the last 6 years. This year, he’s battling his 4th cancer so volunteers came out to help William on Monday, April 22, 2019. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Ed Chomko Sr., of West Scranton, helps clean the area of the Viaduct. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

William Bittenbender, of West Scranton, mows along the Viaduct on Monday, April 22, 2019. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Andrew Chomko shovels up dirt on the sidewalk of the Viaduct while helping West Side resident William Bittenbender clean up the area. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

West Side resident William Bittenbender has been cleaning up the Viaduct by himself for the last 6 years. This year, he’s battling his 4th cancer so volunteers came out to help William on Monday, April 22, 2019. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Bill Bittenbender of West Scranton holds hand-drawn map and instructions for friends helping with his springtime roadside cleanup of viaduct area of West Elm Street. JIM LOCKWOOD/STAFF PHOTO

Bill Bittenbender of West Scranton holds hand-drawn map and instructions for friends helping with his springtime roadside cleanup of viaduct area of West Elm Street. JIM LOCKWOOD/STAFF PHOTO