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.