Pie Town Trash Station will be open this Friday, May 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pie Town Rising Stars (PTRS) has worked with the Catron County Solid Waste Department (CCSWD) to come to an agreement to reopen the convenience center. It will be at the same location in the county yard that was used prior to the closure. PTRS is responsible for administration and operations of the program. This means that we set the hours, rules and fees and monitor the use of the facility. We are responsible for paying the Pickup fee of $80.00 per pickup and the tipping fee of 7 cents per pound. To cover these costs, we have set the fee at 10 cents per pound with a $5.00 minimum (about two black bags.)
You may have already received your bill from the solid waste department for your annual fee. Because you are using the Pie Town facility, you do not need to pay this $50.00 fee. We will have a sign-up sheet at the yard during the months of May and June for you to register to use the Pie Town Station. This roster will be sent to Becky Beebe (CCSWD Administrator) who will make sure the records reflect that you are not required to pay the annual fee. Since the payment is not due until July 15, you shouldn’t have any problems as long as you register by the end of June.
The dumpster and scale should be delivered sometime next week (week of May 13) so that we can have it open on Friday, May 18. The hours will be from 10:00 to 2:00 to begin with. Jeremy has volunteered to man the station for a few Fridays while we get everything up and running and work out any glitches.
To make your trash load lighter and less expensive, we will recycle aluminum cans so please separate them out beforehand. We will also set decorative bottles aside for people who are interested in recycling them for their projects. So separate out your interesting bottles and, if you want bottles, come to the site and take some. Please break down your boxes.
As before, anything other than household trash (i.e., construction materials) must be taken to Quemado or Reserve. You will not have to have a card to dump there. Whoever is manning that station will have a list of Pie Town Station users who are exempt. However, you will be required to pay their fee of 7 cents per pound.
You may not dump tires, oil, paint, batteries or any other toxic materials.
Please contact Cheryl Fletcher at email@example.com with any questions you might have.
We want to thank the Catron County Commissioners for approving the use of the county yard and Anita Hand, Becky Bebee and Mark Atwood for their help and support.