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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

Silt


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