This garbage and debris has cluttered the streets of Elkview over the past few months as local residents work to rebuild their flood-damaged property.
Rod Lathy says getting rid of all this trash is a relief.
“It’s pretty convenient it’s a lot easier than trying to haul it off to the dump somewhere and having to pay for it.”
Locals were able to throw things like stoves, grills and even pianos.
There were even volunteers from Saint Mary’s department of corrections.
“They’re a great crew they really helped these guys,they actually seem to be happy to be here and they really work extremely hard all day long,” says Steven Neddo.
This fall clean up was designed so that residents can safely and properly dispose of items that were damaged in June’s floods.
Neddo says a huge turnout at today’s clean-up means these items will not end up in the river or on the roadside.
“Every hour we’re moving at least two or three roll-offs so that’s good that’s what i wanted to see mainly.”