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Make Buckhannon Shine in April

March 29, 2018

Buckhannon, WV: Mayor David McCauley joined members of the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority Thursday to proclaim April as “Make It Shine” month in the City of Buckhannon. 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 Upshur County Transfer Station. All residents are encouraged to recycle and may receive educational materials during the Crossroads Celebration of Recycling at the drop-off center adjacent to WalMart on April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The free disposal days at the transfer station are April 7 and 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for City residents, and April 14 and 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for County residents. Each paying customer/household is limited to two pick-up truckloads for disposal. Please bring photo identification and a recent utility bill. Appliances with Freon and CRT televisions are excluded from the clean-up activities. While tires are excluded from this event, you may dispose of tires via 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 2, 2018 (10 tire limit, must be resident of Upshur County).  For questions regarding the waste collection events, please call (304) 472-4443.

From left: Jay Hollen, City Engineer & Upshur SWA member, Jeff Wamsley, City Waste Dept. Supervisor, Mayor David McCauley, Dr. Paul Richter, Upshur SWA member, & Burl Smith, Upshur SWA Director

Mayor’s Proclamation

 WHEREAS, the City of Buckhannon is aware that West Virginians are taking up the call to action to work toward the common goal of clean and litter free roadsides for this and future generations; and

WHEREAS, to achieve this vital goal, one of our most critical objectives must be to inform and educate the public; and

WHEREAS, our legacy as a city, as a county, as a state, and as a people rests on our ability to clean up the environment and set the standards for ourselves and future generations; and,

WHEREAS, the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority is implementing a solid waste management plan calling the significance of litter control to the attention of our citizens.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the City of Buckhannon does hereby proclaim the month of April, 2018 as:


in the City of Buckhannon, and urges all citizens of our City of Buckhannon, County of Upshur and State of West Virginia to join in this effort to make West Virginia shine through a special cleanup of our streets, roadsides and sidewalks during the month of April and further urges citizens to regularly participate in cleanup programs such as the “Adopt A Highway” program.

Given under my hand and official seal of the City of Buckhannon, this 28th day of March, in the year of 2018.

Make It Shine Proclamation 2018

WV Make it Shine Month

West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Make It Shine Program