Thanks to the crews of the Logan County Litter Abatement program, 27.2 miles of roadway were searched for trash in the months of January and February. On those 27.2 miles of roadway 438 bags of trash were picked up along with 9 tires, a car seat, burned carpet, a truck tailgate, metal pipes, wood, a grill rack, hubcaps, siding and car parts.
Roads picked up in the months of January and February were Highland Lick Road, 79 North, 68 Baypass, 68-80 East, Commerce Drive, 68-80 West, Morgantown Road and Payton Street.
Solid Waste Coordinator Dwight Cockrill heads up the Litter Abatement program, which sends inmates with a deputy throughout the week to pick up trash on the sides of Logan County’s roads. This program is funded each year through the state of Kentucky. The funds also pay for non-profit groups to go out and pick up roadside trash for $100 per mile up to 5 miles.
Cockrill is always trying to recruit non-profit groups such as churches, food banks, scout troops, civic clubs, sports teams, school clubs, etc. The solid waste coordinator 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.
“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.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.