PRESTONSBURG – In the spirit of the spring cleaning season, the Floyd County Solid Waste Department will be holding its annual spring county cleanup April 11-15. Floyd County residents are encouraged to clean up debris inside and outside their homes and bring it to the solid waste transfer station in Martin. All debris will be weighed, but citizens will not be charged.
“We encourage stewardship in our community,” said Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale. “We want all citizens to be proud of their home and their community. Together we keep Floyd County clean and looking good.”
Operation Pride will be helping with this event, providing garbage bags to citizens on a first come, first serve basis. For individuals who want to organize a clean sweep of their neighborhood and community, Operation Pride is also providing vests for volunteers to wear.
No construction debris will be accepted. Last year, 118 tons of garbage was cleaned up around the county. The Floyd County Fiscal Court encourages citizens to take part in both cleanup events.
“Floyd County has several citizens whom do not have water and garbage on the same bill,” Floyd County Solid Waste Coordinator Lon May said. “Not all, but several of those individuals have been ignoring the garbage collection bill. If a citizen has not been paying their garbage bill, and will call now and make arrangements with us to make payments, we will work out a payment plan. If it continues to be ignored we will take legal action. This is something that if you are one of the ones not paying your garbage bill, save yourself some headache and work out an arrangement.”