From the Desk of Mayor Callaway - October 2013
The St. Albans Recycling program is alive and well, and has been so for several years.
Misinformation has been circulating in the community that St. Albans no longer has a
recycling program. That is not true. St. Albans was one of the first communities in
the county to start the recycling effort. St. Albans has been recycling since 1993.
Recently, the city, in partnership with the Coca Cola Company, ran a promotion
encouraging residents to join in the recycling program and win prizes.
Some confusion may have
come from the fact that the recycling center in Charleston closed for a period of time.
When the Charleston center closed, Orville Browning, Director of Public Works, located
another recycling center that would take certain items, which allowed the city to
continue recycling paper and aluminum. At this time, negotiations are underway to once
again start accepting glass and plastic.
Recycling centers will
only take certain items based on the recycling market prices. At this time, the centers
will take cardboard, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, white and colored paper, junk mail,
books, telephone books, cereal and cardboard boxes, which need to be flattened before
being placed in the recycling box. Other items that will be picked up and recycled
include foil, aluminum cans and steel food cans. You are being asked to rinse all
containers before placing them in your green recycling box. As always, Fridays are
special pick up days for metal appliances, hot water tanks, stoves, refrigerators and
other large items. Be sure to contact the City Garage at 304-722-4259 to schedule a
pick up of any of these large items.
Area recycling centers
at this time are not accepting glass or plastic because of the recycling market pricing.
Consequently, those items cannot be accepted for recycling. However, at this time the
city is in negotiation with West Virginia Recycling Service to find a solution to the
Everyone is encouraged
to recycle and your participation and cooperation is appreciated. Should you have
questions or concerns, please call (304) 722-4259 ext.4.
St. Albans City
Ordinance #953.11 is a requirement of the MS4 federally mandated storm water program.
The ordinance states, no one shall throw, place or scatter garbage, rubbish, trash,
grass clippings, leaves or yard debris over any premises, street, or alley, sewer or
drainage basin, either public or private. Now that fall is on its way and grass cutting
is still going on, it is most important that the leaves and grass clippings be kept out
of the storm water drains and catch boxes. The Police Department will be enforcing this
regulation in accordance with MS4 clean water federal mandate.
community let us all work together to make 2013 the best yet!
A Welcome from the Mayor
Dick Callaway wishes to welcome you to our fine city. Mayor
for the City of St. Albans is:
To provide financially sound city and municipal utility commission
operations while delivering quality service, and bring together all
community resources to revitalize the economy, beauty, and pride in our
- Ascertain the qualifications, talents, and ideas
of current city employees
- Develop an accountability system to deal with
problems identified in the city
- Have regular department head and staff meetings
to maintain accountability in all areas of city services.
- Continue to work with State, County, City,
Chamber, Regional Development, and concerned citizens to
establish St. Albans as a tourist destination for recreation, live
theatre, and the arts.
- Continue to work on the annexation of the
- Develop community friendly services.
- Maintain an impartial, just and fair municipal court