Refuse Collection

Hurt provides refuse collection service for citizens residing inside the town limits, and for certain businesses (as allowed by health regulations).  Since the town’s current budget cannot support the acquisition and maintenance of our own truck, we currently outsource this work to a private contractor (County Waste LLC of West Point, VA which has an office in Lynchburg).  Residents are asked to observe the following schedule and procedures: 

 

   (1) Weekly pickup is on Fridays unless otherwise announced. 

   (2) Containers should be placed street-side not later than 7:00 AM on collection days, as the truck typically begins its route around that time.  Containers are to be retracted from streets by 10:00 AM on the morning after each collection date. 

   (3) Household solid waste only — NO liquids, hazardous/toxic materials, yard waste, dead animals, ashes, construction materials, etc. 

   (4)  Items > 200 pounds in weight and/or too large to fit in containers require special pickup, to be arranged with the contractor. 

   (5) Containers are the property of the contractor, who may impose a fee in the event of damage caused by user negligence or abuse. 

   (6) The town’s arrangement with the contractor provides for one container per household.  Persons desiring additional containers must make such requests to the contractor and pay the additional fees. 

   (7) It is the responsibility of each resident/user to ensure that all refuse materials are secured in garbage bags upon placement in the containers.  Loose fragments of paper, plastic, or other materials become scattered by natural winds and/or those generated by the truck’s motion, thus detracting from the appearance and/or health of our town environment.  Neither the contractor nor the town is liable for picking up these unsecured materials if/when they become strewn — it is the responsibility of the individual(s) involved to prevent this situation. 

   (8)  Items left on the ground/outside the container will not be picked up unless prior arrangements were made with the contractor for a special pickup of bulky items.

 

We appreciate everyone’s efforts in keeping our community a pleasant one to live in.  Thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor.

 

Page last updated:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 1:50 p.m.