CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — The Logan County Commission’s Annual Logan County Cleanup will be held in the Chapmanville area this Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, at the rock quarry on Sawmill Road.
Logan County Administrator Rocky Adkins said residents can discard most items, including tires, at the site.
“DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) will be handling the tires and when you arrive they will determine your eligibility to leave the tires,” Adkins said. “They will not be accepting dealers bringing their tires and I’m not sure what they do on large commercial tires.”
Adkins said that due to a downturn in the economy and coal severance taxes, the Logan County Commission will ensure that citizens have an opportunity to utilize the dumps but they will not be accepting any commercial garbage.
“In the past we’ve accepted just about anything brought in there, whether it was a dump truck or car throwing out garbage,” Adkins said. “But this cleanup is directed to the citizens of the county, not to commercial businesses trying to get rid of their waste. There will be some restrictions on bringing dump loads by contractors who have may have a contract by someone to go clean up a particular site.”
Adkins said commercial contractors who do site cleanup can contact the Commission office and they will assist you with finding a way to discard the garbage.
“But these days set aside in late July and August typically every year is meant for the homeowner to get a chance to clean up their personal property,” Adkins said.
Adkins said that as of July 1, 2016, landfills can now take electronic waste so there is no need to separate it from the rest of the garbage.
“We will be accepting electronics, appliances and stuff like that, but there will be someone there separating metals and they will dispose of them,” Adkins said.
Adkins said the free garbage dump is for Logan County citizens and you will have to show identification that you live in Logan County.
“This is Logan County tax dollars providing a service to Logan County taxpayers,” Adkins said. “We will expect you to show us some type of proof, something that identifies who you are and that you are an occupant of this county.”
Hours for dumping at the site are from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.
Logan area citizens may dump their cleanup garbage on from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, August 26, and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at the former K-City site in Ellis Addition.