MARCH 25, 2010

Transfer Station open for Community Clean-Up Day April 24

    The Board of County Commissioners wishes to inform the public that the Transfer Station will be open Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Orofino’s annual Community Clean-Up Day.

    Historically the depository sites have been set up in Orofino City Park and designated sites on the county roads. Used motor oil will be accepted at the park and Transfer Station and is limited to five gallons. Used rubber tires (separated from wheels), batteries, refrigerators, stoves, freezers and air conditioners will also be accepted at no cost. This year the Transfer Station will accept herbicides and pesticides.

    Annually the county collects cardboard, aluminum cans, and paper, and provides extra containers that are set at the Transfer Station for recyclables. Also provided is a place for batteries, crankcase oil, electronic recycling and household pesticides.

    In conjunction with the Community Clean-Up Day and in recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Greener Clearwater County will be on hand to present educational information on making a recycling program viable in Clearwater County. To date recycling in the county has saved the county from hauling approximately two loads per month of solid waste to the Missoula landfill.

    In celebration of Arbor Day, UFO (Universal Forestry of Orofino) will sponsor a drawing for an ornamental tree, and free trees will be available from Idaho Department of Lands.

    This year the Transfer Station will accept herbicides and pesticides. The only restriction is that the containers are not rusted and leaking.

    The county will not be taking hazardous waste materials. The Transfer Station will not accept paint, unless it is water based and left in the container to be completely dried out. Oil based paint cannot be accepted unless it is spread out on wood and allowed to completely dry. The Transfer Station will not be accepting treated lumber or railroad ties.

    Questions can be directed to the Transfer Station at 476-7903 or the County Commissioners at 476-3615.