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20593 Blue & Gold Dr
Elkton, VA 22827

Phone: 540-298-1951
Fax: 540-298-1270


Water Specifications
Sewer Specifications



Bulk Trash Pickup
Cemetery Maintenance
Electrical Department
Emergency Response
Leaf/Yard Waste Collection
Sewer Back-ups/Connections
Snow removal
Street Maintenance
Summer Sewage Program
Trash Pickup
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Water Haulers Stations
Water Leaks/Connections
Work Orders


Application for Services



Director of Public Works

Troy Shifflett

Public Works

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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:

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Cemetery Maintenance


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 $400.00, paid by the deceased family.


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Electric Department

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.


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Emergency Response

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


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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.


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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.

recycling bin


Example: Cans, Pie Plates


Example: Food Cans


Please break boxes down.


#1-2 (Will Have Number on Bottom of Container)
Example: Milk Jugs, Detergent Bottles, Cat Litter Containers, Soda Bottles

NO Plastic Bags/Wrap/Lids or Straws


Newspaper, Office Paper, Envelopes (including manilla), Junk Mail including catalogs, Paperboard (cereal boxes, pasta boxes, etc.) Toilet Paper Rolls & Paper Towel Rolls




Styrofoam, Phone Books, Glass, Lids, Milk or Juice Cartons

Please Note:

Recycling bins are provided. Call 298-1951


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Sewer Backups/Connections

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.

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Snow Removal

The Maintenance Department keeps snow removal equipment in good operating condition and ready for snow removal during winter months.


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bulldozerStreet Maintenance

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.

View the VDOT street maintenance report for Elkton



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Summer Sewage Program

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.

**Pending council approval

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trash can

Trash Pickup

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:

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Water Connections and Leaks

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.

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Water Haulers Stations

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

Contact Charlotte Shifflett 540-713-4062

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Work Orders

Submit a work order by calling 540-298-1330.

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