Letter: Keep scrap metal money in GarCo | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Keep scrap metal money in GarCo

This letter was originally sent to the Garfield County Commissioners.

Garfield County residents and businesses took 550 tons of various scrap metals to the Garfield County Landfill over a period of time.

The commissioners saw fit to sell, by bid, this waste to a company from Mesa County for just over $73,000.

It seems to me that there are many residents of Garfield County willing, ready and able to haul this precious waste from the dump to various scrap buyers in Colorado, keeping that $73,000 in the Garfield County economy.

It might not be as cost effective for the county to load it on private truck and trailers for removal. But it would sure help several residents of our own county out financially.

Residents pay $50 per ton to dump this waste at the dump to begin with, another $27,450 in income for the county.

Let’s rethink who gets what and why.

Terry Kirk


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User