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James Butler: Yard waste drop-off cost doubled

Last June I took a load of yard waste over to the McCourtney Transfer Station and paid $11.20. A week later, in July, the same pickup load cost me $23.28.

I was rather upset. So I went over to talk to the transfer station manager and he explained the reason the fee had doubled from $11.20 to $23.28. He said he had no choice.

It seems certain individuals at Ranch Estates complained to the Board of Supervisors of dust from the grinder chipper at the transfer station so they were forced to shut it down. So the cost of trucking yard waste to another grinder chipper facility doubled the cost. Isn’t that wonderful?

When Waste Management made a proposal to set up a grinder chipper facility off La Barr Meadows, the board denied their proposal. My suspicion is the board has some other plans for that site, like some developer’s plans for another shopping mall. What do you think of that Mr. Weston? So meanwhile we have to pay double on account of the board’s decision. Thanks a lot.

James L. Butler


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