“District six has been without a transfer station for several years and we’ve been working closely with the Kentucky Office of Mine Reclamation since then to bring one back to the district. We appreciate the assistance of our legislators for allocating coal severance money to help in the construction and we’re using that money and forfeited bonds money to make improvements,” says District 6 Magistrate Chris Harris.
“The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Operation hours on Saturday will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, it will be closed on Thursdays. Charges for usage will be $20 for pick-up trucks, out of county users, and trailers that are 12 feet. or less. 16-foot. trailers will be charged $30,” says Pike County Solid Waste Director Mike Lyons.
The Turkey Creek Transfer/Recycling Center will not accept tires or liquids nor will dump trucks be allowed to bring in materials.
The site isn’t totally complete, the Pike County Judge-Executive's office reported, but because of the enormous amount of flood debris in the area, the Turkey Creek Transfer/Recycling Center will be open on an emergency basis.
“This is something that’s been needed for a long time and it will certainly help the people in that area of the county,” says Pike County Judge/Executive Wayne T. Rutherford. “Also, it enhances our ability to keep the county cleaner.”