Pitkin County landfill offers credit to residents | AspenTimes.com

Pitkin County landfill offers credit to residents

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – All Pitkin County households are now eligible for a $100 credit at the county landfill.

The new program, which replaces previous programs and credits at the landfill, is intended to give an incentive to residents to properly dispose of waste, including hazardous materials, electronics, metal, leaves and grass, as well as household trash.

“This program has evolved over the years from Free Dump Day to a punch pass to this waste allowance system that will be easier for our customers,” said Rich Ludwig, compliance and outreach coordinator, in a press release. “The goal is to encourage residents to properly dispose of waste. We don’t want to see things like lead and cadmium and other metals in computers and other electronics leach into our soils and streams.”

Only Pitkin County residents qualify for the waste allowance program. Residents must bring a driver’s license to the landfill along with one of the following documents: car registration, utility bill or property tax bill. The waste allowance form can be downloaded at http://www.aspenpitkin.com/ResourceRecovery or filled out at the resource recovery office at the landfill.

Call Ludwig at 429-2884 for more information.

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