Tuesday afternoon, the public is invited up to the City Landfill for an open house and ribbon cutting. The celebration is for the opening of the new Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
City Public Works Director Dan Roberts says it's a significant step for Sheridan County residents.
Roberts says that Recycling Manager Charles Martineau worked extensively with the Department of Environmental Quality to come up with a cost-effective means to handle hazardous waste disposal more often than the once-a-year event. The new facility is intended to provide a free, safe and proper method of disposal for household hazardous waste, thereby reducing the risk of harmful exposure and protecting the health of the environment.
However, for now, the service will be once a week, on Wednesdays, with advance appointments required. Roberts explains.
Patrons need to call the landfill at 674-8461 if they are uncertain whether their disposables qualify as hazardous waste. A partial list of acceptable substances is also available on the City's website: http://www.city-sheridan-wy.com
Finally, disposal is free for all Sheridan County residents. Business, including non-profits and governmental entities, will be required to pay a fee.
The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 1 o'clock, and all are welcome.