Our Public Works Department falls under the accountability of the Public Works Director for the Town of Elkton. Our goal is to provide and deliver services in a responsive, cost efficient and effective manner to the citizens by offering a diversified, committed, and motivated workforce.
Currently, there are 11 employees in our departments. Every Public Works employee, whether in a temporary or part time position, is required to act in a professional manner at all times.
The Public Works Department works under a budget that has been approved by the Town Manager and Town Council. The population of the town is slowly increasing with several new developments in the planning stages. Currently, there are an estimated 3,000 citizens within the town limits.
Public Works offers Elkton Residents the following services:
Bulk (Large) Item Pick-up
The Town of Elkton offers bulk pickup for an advanced fee of $30.00 per load. Upon receipt of payment we will schedule your pickup on the day of your choice, if possible.
This is for larger, more bulky items that are not included in the previous categories and may consist of appliances, carpet and furniture.
Please note the following limitations to this service:
The mowing and maintenance of burial spaces and the grounds are maintained by Public Works personnel. Currently the Elk Run Cemetery covers an area of approximately 23 acres. When a burial occurs during inclement weather, our staff is responsible for clearing around the grave sight in an attempt to avoid safety issues. In addition, town staff has the responsibility to open and close the graves in exchange for a fee of $400, paid by the deceased family.
The Town supplies electricity to its residents with the exception of recently annexed areas. The Town workforce includes a certified electrician to oversee all issues relating to electricity, poles, lines. Installation etc.
Public Works plays a vital role in any declared emergency by helping to manage transportation, refuse, and other issues that arise during a crisis. In the event of an emergency please call 9-1-1
Town personnel will be picking up leaves and yard waste, but the following rules must be followed:
- Leaves/Yard waste must be placed in bio degradable bags and placed in front of residence (no leaf pick up in plastic bags or alleys).
- Brush will not be included in pick up.
- No More than a truck pickup size load.
To schedule a pick up, please call Public Works at 298-1330 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. You must call in order to have waste picked up, otherwise it will not be picked up.
During mowing season extra help is employed to keep grass and vegetation growth under control in public right of ways, public parks, cemetery, interchanges, sidewalks, athletic fields and government buildings.
1st and 3rd Friday of the Month
Collection time begins at 7:00 a.m.
Please have your items out before this time in order to guarantee that they are picked up.
The following items are acceptable recycling materials:
- Papers such as
- Phonebooks (Prefer thick books to be shredded or torn apart)
- White and colored paper (includes newspapers)
- Soft cover booklets
- Magazines (No perfumes)
- Manila envelopes (non padded) and folders
- Brown, green or clear glass food and beverage containers
- Aluminum and bi-metal cans
- PET and HDEP plastic containers (any number listed in Triangle)
- Tin cans
The following items are NOT ACCEPTABLE for recycling:
- Broken or shattered glass, ceramics, mirror glass, drinking glasses, or heat resistant oven ware
- Pesticide containers
- Wax or plastic coated papers
- Used motor oil
- Metal cans that contained any petroleum based product
- Paint cans
- Any other container in which an excessive amount of food residue remains
- Plastic covers or plastic bags.
- Spiral binders
- No used tissues or paper towels.
- It would be helpful if you would separate papers from other recyclables by bundling them with a string or placing them in paper bags.
- All acceptable food and beverage containers must be clean and all labels should be removed.
- If you wish to recycle cardboard, a trailer is provided at the county landfill on Old Spotswood Trail near the river bridge.
- All materials for recycling should be placed in a single box or the provided bin and placed at the curb in front of the residence.
Recycling bins are provided. Call 298-1951
The Public Works Director is responsible for planning and authorizing new connections. Our staff is on call 24 hours a day to respond to sewer back ups. On nights and weekends dial (540) 434-4436 to report an emergency.
The Maintenance Department keeps snow removal equipment in good operating condition and ready for snow removal during winter months.
Maintenance street operations include, but are limited to the following:
Snow removal, street repair, patching, painting, sign removal and/or replacement, storm drains, trash removal, run sweeper upon request or special events, building maintenance, and special projects as required.
What is Summer Sewer?
The Summer Sewer Program locks in your SEWER usage for the month of May, June, July and August. It is based on your APRIL consumption.
Any additional water usage is billed each month; however the sewer consumption from April will be locked in for those months.
Will you benefit? If you conserve during the month of April, and plan to water a garden, fill a swimming pool, or water your lawn etc, you may benefit from the program. We can not guarantee you will benefit from the program, as each customer's consumption is different.
Sign-ups will begin April 1st, 2015. Sign-up sheets are available in the Treasurer's Office. The last day to sign up is April 30th, 2015.
**Pending council approval
Weekly on Friday
All items should be in trash containers or durable plastic bags strong enough to contain the contents. Trash receptacles should be metal or plastic containers of no more than 30 gallon capacity and have a tight fitting cover. The weight limit for each container is 75 pounds and up to 10 bags may be set out at a time.
Containers should be set at the property line, but not in the street, sidewalk or anywhere it would interfere with motor vehicles. These items should be set out no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day before collection or no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection.
Some items that should NOT be included are:
- Dangerous or poisonous materials such as: acids, caustics, infected materials, and explosives.
- Construction or demolition materials.
- Animal carcasses
The Public Works Director reviews and coordinates installation for new water connections both within and outside town limits. He also assigns duties to trained personnel to read meters for billing purposes and assigns crews to water leaks, including weekend and holiday emergencies that may arise.
The town owns Bear Lithia Springs and in addition has a water haulers station installed for the sale of water. You may call 713-4062 to sign up for a key or to obtain information.
Water Hauler Instructions
The current cost of water is now $4.00/1000 gallons. A Flat Rate of $5.00 is charged per month for processing paper work involving this key. Remember, you are required to pay this rate even if you have no water usage.
You have the option to purchase a pre-paid key which allows you to add money as needed. No flat rate fee applies to pre-paid key owners..
An invoice will be mailed on or about the 1st day of each month.
The town requires all water hauling bills to be paid in full by the 15th day of each month to avoid paying interest..
A 5 day grace period will be applied from the 15th to the 20th with a 10% interest fee added to the original bill. If the 20th falls on a holiday or weekend the bill must be paid in full by the first business day following the 20th.
Any late customers will be de-authorized to use their key until payment is made in full. A reconnect fee of $45.00 will be charged for a hauler who is disconnected..
Contact Charlotte Shifflett 540-713-4062
Submit a work order by calling 540-298-1330.