Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson is the weighmaster at the Greenbrier County Landfill. Basically, that means, “I talk to people and take their money,” Ben jokes. 

When citizens arrive at the dump, Ben is the first person they see. He welcomes them, weighs them in, explains the process, and then checks them out once they’ve finished. He does it all with a smile on his face, a kind word on his lips, and gratitude in his heart. 

“I feel like i don’t have a job or work,” Ben says, “because I love what I do. God sent me here for a reason. I can’t imagine doing anything else because of the relationships. I’ve found growth going through hardships and doubts. Through being humble. God gets all the glory!” 

Ben grew up in Caldwell on Childers Road, where his mom still lives to this day.  He married his wife, Leann, in 2009. They have two boys, Rylan (age 12) and Henley (age 10). For the past 15 years, he’s worked at the weighmaster at the landfill. 

When we at RealWV reached out to Ben to let him know he’d been nominated for an honor, he immediately replied, “If anybody feels I deserve this, God gets all the glory. There’s just not enough I can do for God.” 

For Ben’s work ethic combined with a humble heart, which makes each day brighter for his customers and co-workers, we are proud to name him the Real West Virginian of the Week.

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