Saturday, February 7, 2009

A TRASHY SUBJECT - #2


To continue yesterday's blog, after the truck is full then it is driven to a local landfill. In this case (for the village of Los Lunas) it is taken to the Conejo Transfeer Station. There the truck is dumped and the trash sorted . Material that can be sold and recycled is put into one of several semi-truck trailers that are down slope and behind the small building in the photo. The rest is scraped into a pit and dirt is bull-dozed over it, hence the name 'landfill.'

The signs are for people bringing their own trash. For large heavy items, like washers, stoves, dryers, water heaters, etc.,there is a $5.00 charge. For items containing freon, such as freezers, refrigerators, etc., the charge is $10.00 since these require special handling. And who pays for all this? Generally the community arranges for a weekly pickup of trash and then bills the home owner once a month. In rural areas the homeowner can independently arrange with the trucking company for the service, or can just take his trash to the landfill himself.

2 comments:

nituscorner said...

i found this very interesting .....i wish i could give this idea to our municipality.
thanks for visiting my blog.

Richard said...

My lovely wife is from Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte, and there the residents just put burnable trash in a large round cast-iron container and burn. Each morning the traveler is greeted with the stench of burning trash......bad for the nose :-)