A public open house is planned for Tuesday, June 14 from 3 - 6 pm with a special ribbon-cutting scheduled at 3 pm for the new Blue Earth County Customer Service & Recycling Building at the Ponderosa Landfill. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the facility before it opens to the public, view informational displays and enjoy refreshments.
Goals of the new facility are to increase safety and convenience for Ponderosa Landfill customers while providing greater opportunities to recycle and store accumulated materials coming to the landfill. Once the facility is opened to the public, general customers and smaller self-hauled business customers will be able to drop off materials at the building, eliminating the need to travel to the fill area where large haulers bring commercial loads of waste. The facility features a modern scale-house office area and large service building area that offers several options for customers bringing waste to the landfill.
“The new Customer Service & Recycling Building is a project that we’ve been planning for over the course of several years and we are excited that Blue Earth County will now have a facility that is considered a best practice example of how to manage both landfill safety and recycling efforts,” stated Scott Fichtner, Blue Earth County Environmental Services Director. “It’s important that we not only provide safe access to customers, but try to more effectively manage certain recyclable materials and keep them from taking up valuable landfill space. This new facility will help achieve both these goals.”
The Customer Service & Recycling Building is expected to open for public use on Monday, June 27. Summer hours at the Ponderosa Landfill (May - October) are 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday and 8 am - 3 pm on Saturdays. For more information about the Ponderosa Landfill visit: www.blueearthcountymn.gov/ponderosa.
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