Uncovered trash means doubled landfill charge | SummitDaily.com

Uncovered trash means doubled landfill charge

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Landfill wants to save citizens money. And, according to the landfill director, it helps if citizens know the rule that uncovered trash results in a double charge.Landfill director Ric Pocius said the charge has been imposed for three years to help prevent trash from blowing off trucks and onto the roads, including the Landfill Road.Debris coming off an uncovered trash load is a hazard to the driving public, Pocius said.Here are some other examples of how not to bring trash to the landfill:– Bagged trash is not covered. It needs to be secured with either a tarp or close-knit netting. Having the tailgate open doesn’t help either; the bags can fall off the back end even with a tarp or netting.– Trash in a garbage can is not covered. The lids need to be secured with latches or bungee cords and the cans secured to the vehicle. The cans must be covered with a tarp if the cans do not have lids.– Scrap lumber and other wood waste covered with a big piece of plywood doesn’t count as covering. Put a tarp over it to make sure the smaller pieces don’t fall out. — The cushions from sofas and stuffed chairs can be seen all along the roads. When you bring these items up, make sure the cushions are either inside the vehicles or they are secured in such a way that they will not fall out of the vehicle. The furniture also needs to be secured so it will not fall out of the vehicle.– Tarps flapping like Superman’s cape don’t help the cause, Pocius said. Secure the entire perimeter of the tarp.Call the landfill office at (970) 468-9263 if you have any questions about how materials should be covered and secured before you bring them to the landfill.-Special to the Daily

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