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Report: 701 tons of garbage produced


Grand Coulee won hands down the blue ribbon for producing the highest tonnage of garbage for 2015, a Sunrise Disposal report to the Regional Board of Mayors indicated.

The disposal company reported that it picked up 700.77 tons of garbage in Grand Coulee last year.

Coulee Dam was a close second, with Electric City third and Elmer City fourth.

The four municipalities together operate the Delano Transfer station through the RBOM. Sunrise presented their report at Monday’s meeting of the mayors.

Coulee Dam contributed 609.73 tons of garbage, and Electric City added 429.63 tons. Elmer City recorded 98.39 tons. Trash collected by Sunrise outside city limits and from the Bureau of Reclamation came to 453.34 tons.

Sunrise Disposal picked up another 215.53 tons from drop boxes in the area, for a total of 2,507.39 tons for the entire area.

Coulee Dam had the highest number of residential billings, 430; and Grand Coulee had the highest number of commercial billings, 110.

Grand Coulee had 378 residential billings; Electric City, 358; and Elmer City, 107.

Sunrise Disposal billings to Grand Coulee in 2015, totaled $204,863.19; to Coulee Dam, $164,863.34; Electric City, $112,929.38; and Elmer City, $28,569.93.

Sunrise picked up a total of 6.92 tons of cardboard for recycling purposes in 2015.

The disposal company even reported on complaints it receives at about two a month.

At Monday’s meeting, the mayors also learned that the Grant County Landfill site received 160,800 pounds of garden waste from the recent spring cleanup program. The cleanup debris was received free in an effort to help the community keep the area free from garden waste.

In other reports, the mayors’ group received a grant from the Grant County Board of Commissioners to reimburse them for any costs suffered in their oil recycling program.

The Delano Regional Transfer Station reported that income for each of the first four months of 2016 has been less than during the same period in 2015. In January, income was down by $679.84; in February, $1,148.55; March, $1,470; and April, $877.84.

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