Make Upshur County Shine in April with free disposal days, recycling activities

BUCKHANNON — On March 28, the City of Buckhannon and Upshur County Solid Waste Authority will proclaim April as “Make It Shine” month in the city and Upshur County. City and county residents with waste collection service through the City of Buckhannon Waste Department may dispose of waste free of charge on their designated “free” days at the City of Buckhannon Transfer Station on the Mud Lick Road.

All residents are encouraged to recycle and may receive educational materials during the Celebration of Recycling at the Crossroads Recycling Drop-off Center adjacent to Walmart on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Buckhannon Volunteer Center will be hosting a cleanup at Buckhannon City Park on Friday, April 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. and all are welcome to join.

Just sign up on the Buckhannon Volunteer Center website. 

The free disposal days at the transfer station are April 6 and 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for city residents, and April 13 and 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for county residents. Each paying customer/household is limited to two pick-up truck-loads for disposal. Please bring photo identification and a recent utility bill.

Appliances with Freon are excluded from the clean-up activities. While tires are also excluded from this event, you may dispose of tires via monthly bulky goods pick-up (must call City Hall or use the online citizen engagement tool to request pick-up) or during the annual free tire disposal day at the transfer station scheduled for June 1, 2019 (10 tire limit, must be resident of Upshur County).

Additionally, a free paper shred event will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at Crossroads Recycling Drop-off Center.

For questions regarding the waste collection events, please call 304-472-4443.

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