The trash collection, which is offered as a free service by the Logan County Commission to residents of Logan County, was delayed a week after the county experienced severe flooding in several communities on June 12.
The county has been assisting with flood cleanup and County Administrator Roscoe “Rocky” Adkins said the resources used for the trash collection were moved to Madison Creek where the flash flooding caused mudslides that blocked entry into and out of the community.
“The gentleman who assists us in the county cleanup, his equipment was put into action by the Division of Highways on Madison Creek to help move earth and load the trucks,” Adkins said. “We weren’t trying to put off the Chapmanville area’s cleanup, but it was more important to help the flood victims.
“We also had the issue of people taking flood damaged stuff to the cleanup and there is a problem with mixing that debris with regular garbage. We also believed that for Chapmanville to get the same attention as the other areas, we needed to postpone it so that we had the same resources there as we had at the other collection points. We didn’t want to slight the people of Chapmanville. I thought it was the prudent thing to do. Fortunately, no one at Chapmanville was flooded, but it was very unfortunate for the other parts of the county that did get flooded.”
The cleanup will be held at the rock quarry on Sawmill Road in Chapmanville starting on Thursday and running until Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will then return to Logan beside of Baisden Brothers Hardware for its final week the following Thursday
Currently, flood victims are dumping flood-ruined debris beside Baisden Brothers and the county is hauling it away.
The countywide trash collection is provided free to all Logan County residents and is in its fourth year.
Logan County Administrator Roscoe “Rocky” Adkins said it’s the county commission’s hope that the cleanup will help make Logan County more beautiful for its residents and the tourists who visit the area.