Looking for extra cash, pick up trash

By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

Solid Waste Coordinator Dwight Cockrill is still looking for those non-profit organizations who want to pick up trash on the side of the road for money.

Cockrill receives a litter abatement grant each year to help fund picking up roadside trash. The funds received each year help to keep the community clean.

Some of the funding Cockrill’s department receives goes to pay non-profit organizations $100 per mile up to five miles to clean up roadside trash. Cockrill says he has funding available now for those non-profits organizations who would like to take the opportunity to make a little money, while providing a service project for their community.

Cockrill says he will close the program for non-profits the 3rd week in November, making way for winter.

“If a non-profit is interested in picking up roadside trash, they can come by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and fill out a form, which will then be given to me. If the non-profit fits the criteria, I will notify them and assign them a road,” said Cockrill.

You must be at least nine years of age to pick up trash in this program, and must be accompanied by an adult. Cockrill provides trash bags, gloves, road signs and safety vests. A non-profit can choose to pick up from one mile to five miles. Non-profits include: church groups, civic clubs, scout troops, sports teams, etc.

By Chris Cooper


To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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