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Summit County, Co., Moves Forward with Proposed Flow-Control Trash Ordinance

The new ordinance would include several updates to the current ordinance to help ensure that revenues are retained at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park.

After solid waste hauler Timberline Disposal, LLC decided to take a portion of its loads from Summit County, Co., to Front Range, Co., Summit County has made the decision to move forward with a proposed flow-control trash ordinance, which would help maintain current recycling and landfill operations for the future.

The new ordinance would include several updates to the current ordinance to help ensure that revenues are retained at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park.

Summit Daily News has more information:

Despite some objections, Summit County is moving forward with a proposed flow-control trash ordinance that stands to maintain current recycling and landfill operations for the foreseeable future.

The county government is still trying to sort through a projected 2017 budget shortfall of $1 million after solid waste hauler Timberline Disposal, LLC, made the decision this past June to take a portion of its loads from Summit down to the Front Range. Conversations have been ongoing between county staff and the area’s haulers and towns to come to an agreement on how to resolve the financial predicament that directly affects the popular free recycling program overseen by the county. A portion of the entry fees to unload waste at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park, or SCRAP, north of Keystone help offset the costs of regional recycling.

Read the full story here.

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