Public Meeting for Phase II Sewer Project

The City of Elkins will hold a public informational meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. concerning the Phase II Sewer Project as mandated by the Long-Term Control Plan.  All individuals interested in learning more about this project are encouraged to attend. The public meeting will be held in Council Chambers at Elkins City Hall, 401 Davis Avenue.

Leaf pick up begins

Leaf pick up will begin Monday, October 22, 2018. There is no set daily schedule for a particular ward or area; we go to where the heaviest concentrations of leaves are in the interests of efficiency. If you are concerned about letting the leaves sit on your grass for too long, please feel free to bag them up. As long as our crews can tell the bags contain leaves, they will tear them open and collect the contents.

Please remember that this process is weather dependent. For example, we can’t effectively pick up leaves in a pouring rain.

Also, keep in mind that we only have one leaf truck to cover the City. Please be patient and we will get to each property as soon as we can.

Leaf pickup continues through the fall until either we have gotten all the leaves, or snow has started falling.

What to do with your leaves

To make use of this service, rake leaves into piles in the grassy area between the curb and the sidewalk.

Please do not place leaves in the street, as this causes problems with storm drains as well as parking and traffic concerns. City employees will not go into yards to collect leaves.

Yard-Waste Drop-off


Residents may drop off yard waste between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays, at the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

Street closure

Walnut St. will be closed from Grant St. to Findley St. on 8/29/18. Please choose an alternate route to avoid delays.

Parking Announcement

Beginning May 14, 2018, the Elkins Police Department will be monitoring and issuing citations for vehicles parked facing against the flow of traffic per W.Va. Code § 17C-13-4(a). This activity occurs primarily in residential neighborhoods and presents a significant safety concern for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This is not a new law, but the City recognizes that it has not been routinely enforced and is therefore offering this notification so that residents may have the opportunity to correct their parking habits prior to the issuance of a citation.