Recycling days limited at Grand County Landfill
October 11, 2009
Grand County residents’ free recycling days are numbered at Grand County’s Granby landfill as 2009 budgeted funds for roll-offs are running out.
The Grand County Landfill just outside of Granby is the last publicly-funded recycling center left in Grand County.
The Grand Lake recycling center, which was funded by the town and county, closed the week before last when the town’s recycling dollars ran out.
Grand County had budgeted $44,000 to operate the Grand County Landfill recycling center for 2009.
By the end of September, the county had spent $31,000 of that budgeted amount.
Recycling during only the month of September cost the county $5,000; recycling at the landfill may last two to three more months.
County officials have indicated that when those funds run out, recycling – like trash disposal – will be completely in the hands of private enterprise.
County officials have changed their minds about completely closing the Kremmling Landfill on Jan. 1.
To continue to service west Grand County, commissioners have decided to keep the landfill open on half-days Saturday mornings until the Waste Connections/The Trash Company transfer station in Granby is up and running, at which time the county plans to completely shut down both landfills as Waste Connections officially takes over waste disposal for countywide trash.
The Saturday-only Kremmling Landfill opening hours – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – starting Jan. 1 would reflect a reduction in hours from the present two-day hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fridays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturdays.
Meanwhile, the county’s Granby landfill hours of operation are planned to stay the same until the transfer station begins accepting trash. The Granby landfill is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, closed Sundays.