Free dump days the second and fourth weeks

By Chris Cooper -

Closing the Logan County landfill in July caused a little concern to the citizens who were utilizing the free dump days offered twice a month. However, almost four months after the closure, citizens are continuing the free service, only the place they take it and the days they can have changed.

A Logan County citizen can take a pickup truck load or 2,000 pounds to the transfer station near South Union on the second or fourth Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. free of charge. Anything over 2,000 pounds will be charged accordingly.

Scott Waste Services, the company who has a host agreement with the county and four cities within for solid waste, allows the free dump days twice a month to help citizens who may need more disposal than their weekly trash pickup services provide. You do not have to be a Scott Waste customer to utilize the free dump days, only be a Logan County citizen.

“To my knowledge the free dump days per month must be going pretty good,” said Logan County Judge Executive Logan Chick. “I haven’t gotten any complaints on the program, and I’m sure it is being used.”

The transfer station is located on Hwy. 73 right outside of Auburn on the right going toward Warren County.

“I think some citizens are still a little confused as to when they can dump for free,” said Dwight Cockrill, Logan County’s Solid Waste Coordinator.

The same rules apply when dumping at the transfer station as dumping at the landfill. You must tarp your trash before bringing it to the transfer station, and you cannot include toxic materials such as car batteries, tires, paint, paint thinner, pesticides, oil, etc. Also, appliances can be taken to Cumberland Scrap in Russellville and televisions can be taken to the E-Scrap event held twice a year behind the historic courthouse.

The transfer station is open Monday through Saturday for paid use as well.

For more information about the transfer station or free dump days, please call Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator Dwight Cockrill at 270-726-7220.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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