New Landfill Contract Worth $300 Thousand A Year

The Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement Tuesday with Miles High, a commercial and residential trash company that hauls trash from Routt County and some areas in Moffat County, to allow the company to deposit trash at the Moffat County landfill. Miles High will receive a discounted rate of $45 for each ton of trash but must deposit a minimum of 7,000 tons a year, resulting in at least $315,000 of additional annual revenue to the County. The agreement is for two years with an option for both parties to extend the agreement for another three. According to Commissioner Don Cook, the recent rate increases at the landfill would have allowed the operation to break even, but the additional revenue generated through the contract with Miles High, will now make the landfill profitable. The commissioners say the money generated will stay in the landfill budget and may be used to make improvements to the facility. The county also plans to hire an additional employee at the landfill, which will allow them to extend the hours, with plans for the facility to be open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 5:30.

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