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Take a load off for free at county dump day

Lynn BurtonPost Independent Staff

Last year’s free dump day at the Anvil Points Landfill was such a success, Garfield County is doing it again.The day is reserved for household waste, landfill manager Kraig Kuberry told the Garfield County commissioners on Monday, but it might be expanded over last year’s program.”Hopefully, we’ll be able to take batteries and fluorescent light bulbs by then,” Kuberry said.The dump date is tentatively set for Tuesday, April 22, which is Earth Day. Items to be accepted from Garfield County residents include household trash, appliances and mattresses. Out-of-county residents will be charged half the regular rate.Commercial operators, such as tire dealers, are not included in the free dump day. “Last year we took in 3,000 tires because there weren’t any commercial limits,” Kuberry said.Hazardous waste of any kind will not be accepted.County Commissioner Trsi Houpt said she hopes the program can be expanded in months to come to include hazardous wastes.”Maybe we can work on that later this spring,” Houpt said.In other business Monday, the county commissioners:-Agreed to rent United Way of Garfield County an upstairs office in the Henry Building in Rifle for $200 per month.-Gave the city of Glenwood Springs first right of refusal on the old county road and bridge property at 1015 School St. The purchase deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. The county has already received an offer of $600,000 from another prospective buyer.-Continued a special use permit application for the Mamm Creek sand and gravel operation to the April 7 meeting.Contact Lynn Burton: 945-8515, ext. 534lburton@postindependent.com

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