Double J Disposal service at Austin says they are "jumping in with both feet" to the recycling business locally.
"As we've all seen, there is a demand for it," Rachel Leonard told the county commissioners on Monday.
She was referring to the strong local interest in recycling that has led to establishing a county-funded recycling program this year.
Leonard told the Board of County Commissioners that her company's new commercial service will debut on May 10.
The county's pilot recycling project at the North Fork Transfer Station is free use to county residents. Double J Disposal plans to offer a commercial service that will charge users, Leonard said. She told a standing room audience at the commissioners regular meeting that to begin, Double J Disposal would sell $10 punch cards with a $1 charge for most services. Double J Disposal's program will be able to handle larger commercial accounts also, Leonard said.
The service will operate Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. they are planning a manned and supervised facility that will be able to accept most every kind of consumer recyclable material.
Leonard told the commissioners that Double J Disposal would be able to integrate its commercial operation with the county's North Fork program, and with a proposed collection site in Delta.
Gary Vance, the county's solid waste coordinator who is leaving his post this week for a job in Durango, said the Double J Disposal proposal is "complete recycling."
The county's North Fork pilot project has a one-year contract with Waste Management for hauling from Hotchkiss to Grand Junction. Demand for the county service has been twice as high as expected so far. The county's Hotchkiss location is being used almost exclusively by North Fork Valley residents, Vance explained.
The City of Delta would have to reconsider its offer of land for a Delta recycle operation if a private company were standing to benefit from it, said Steve Glammeyer, utilities director.blog comments powered by Disqus