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Cleanup continues this weekend in Logan

Last updated: August 20. 2014 1:53AM - 1479 Views
Martha Sparks msparks@civitasmedia.com



A steady stream of trucks owned by Willis Marcum Trucking was being loaded with garbage and shipped out of Logan County Friday morning at Chapmanville. The free dump will be held this Thursday-Saturday for the Logan area at the old K City in Ellis Addition.
A steady stream of trucks owned by Willis Marcum Trucking was being loaded with garbage and shipped out of Logan County Friday morning at Chapmanville. The free dump will be held this Thursday-Saturday for the Logan area at the old K City in Ellis Addition.
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CHAPMANVILLE — Within just a few hours of opening, there was a huge pile of rubbish and tires early Friday morning at the Chapmanville drop off for this year’s Logan County Cleanup. A steady stream of residents brought items to dump as large tractor trailers were filled and hauled it off.


Randy Grebe, an employee of Willis Marcum, said things were going smooth.


“People have been coming real steady and are cooperating by separating everything,” Grebe said. “It’s going very well.”


Along with rubbish, this year residents are also being allowed to bring other items that we too often see dumped over a mountain or along side the road.


“We have electronics. We have tires and any kind of metals and general garbage… wood and that sort of things,” Grebe said.


If you missed the last two weekends of the free dumping at Man and Chapmanville, there will be another one this weekend at Ellis Addition at Logan.


“It will be right across from the Stereo Video Unlimited on Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” Grebe said.


Grebe, who said he has been working for Willis Marcum Trucking for five years, said he thinks the county wide cleanup is a good thing.


“We don’t want to see these things in our rivers or along the side of the road. That’s the worst thing,” Grebe said. “Bring it here, we’ll be glad to take it.”


Grebe said the tires are collected by a firm that will take them for recycling. Electronics are being accepted by Ogre Recycling, a local “green” company. Ogre is owned and operated by Joseph Stevens at Long Fork of Mill Creek.


Again, free dumping for the Logan area will be Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 21-23, at the old K City lot in Ellis Addition.


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