Pitkin County Needs Your Feedback on a Proposed Drop and Swap Facility

Pitkin County is considering building an enclosed Drop and Swap facility at the landfill. An outdoor Drop and Swap has been a fixture at the landfill for many years. It’s a place where residents drop off furniture, fixtures, sports equipment, and construction materials, among many other things. The only trouble is, the current outdoor Drop and Swap is exposed to the elements and more often than not swap items are ruined by the rain, snow, and wind. An enclosed facility would allow the Solid Waste Center/Landfill to accept more reusable items including upholstered furniture, electronics, and appliances, etc. These items could be recycled and reused by another family instead of ending up in the landfill. As the saying goes “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Would you mind taking a couple of minutes to give us your feedback on this short survey? Your Board of County Commissioners would appreciate it!

Take the survey here:https://www.pitkincountyconnect.com/portals/187/forum_home?active_issue_id=5689&phase=Open

For more information on the proposed Drop and Swap facility, contact Cathy Hall, Solid Waste Manager at (970) 429-2882 or by email at Cathy.Hall@PitkinCounty.com.

The Soil Screener is Finally Here!

COMPOST IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

The screener is letting through some larger pieces, but it is still a great product.  We will have some smaller grind soon.  Thank you all for your patience.  We hope to be buying this screener so that we have it year round and are not at the mercy of the rental company.  We will screen compost for a few weeks and then we will switch to topsoil.

Compost is $34 ton (we load).  When we can produce the smaller size product we will bag it into 18 lb bags and they will be for sale for $2.50 each.

We will be posting on our FaceBook page as additional products are available.  See our FaceBook page for a short video of the screener in action:

https://www.facebook.com/PitkinCountyLandfill/

This compost has larger than average pieces.

Compost running through the screener.

Churning through!