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Washington County briefs - April 16

April 15, 2011

Mulch and compost available at Forty West Landfill

Mulch and compost are now available for sale at the Forty West Landfill, Mondays through Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the county said in a news release.

Mulch costs $25 per ton and compost, or "soil amendment," costs $12 per ton, the release said.

"Residents are reminded that loads must be tarped prior to leaving the landfill, and no mulch or soil amendment will be sold if customers do not have a tarp to cover their load," the release said.

Forty West Landfill is one mile west of Huyett's crossroads on U.S. 40.

The landfill will be closed April 22 for Good Friday.

Communications maintenance manager honored

Pete Loewenheim, Washington County communications maintenance manager, has been chosen as Radio Frequency Technologist of the Year for Maryland by the Mid-Eastern Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, the county said in a news release.

Loewenheim received the honor Thursday in Dover, Del., in ceremonies hosted by the APCO Mid-Eastern chapter, the release said.

He was nominated by 911 Communications Chief Bardonna Woods.

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— Heather Keels

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