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Forty West Landfill opens Tuesday

January 13, 2001

Forty West Landfill opens Tuesday



By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer


The Forty West Landfill opens for public use Tuesday, Public Works Director Gary Rohrer said.

Beginning Tuesday, all trash, yard debris, construction debris and recyclables will be accepted at the new landfill, Solid Waste Director Robert Davenport said.

It will be open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the same hours as the Resh Sanitary Landfill it replaces.

The $13.6 million Forty West Landfill opened for contractors' use Dec. 11.

The landfill was closed to the public during the first month of operation so the Solid Waste Department could monitor the initial layer of trash in an attempt to protect the dump's 30-inch liner from damage, Davenport said.

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The Forty West Landfill is about 1 mile west of Huyetts Crossroads at 12630 Earth Care Road, off U.S. 40.

The 425-acre site has the capacity to receive garbage for the next 80 to 100 years.

The county has been planning the new landfill for at least 12 years.

The Resh Sanitary Landfill, on Greencastle Pike, closed permanently at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

For further information, please call the Washington County Solid Waste Department, 301-791-3101.

All county facilities and offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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