Tuesday, August 4, 2020


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    Limited drop-off hours

    Image courtesy of Moab Community Recycling Center

    As of Tuesday, April 14, the Community Recycle Center located at 1000 Sand Flats Road reopened to the public with limited drop-off hours as follows until further notice: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

    Based on scientific studies indicating that the COVID-19 virus can remain stable on certain surfaces for up to three days, these public access times have been developed to allow for a minimum of 72 hours between public access times. Commercial customers with established charge accounts can continue to deliver cardboard to the CRC during regular business hours.

    In order to safeguard the staff and the public at the CRC, the Solid Waste District has developed a set of protocols that must be followed for members of the public who choose to use the CRC during the above-listed public drop-off hours. The CRC will be subject to a full closure to the public if these protocols are not followed, or if a stay-at-home order is enacted, or if the Solid Waste District determines that access to the public poses unreasonable risks to the health and welfare of the staff and the public.

    “These protocols are subject to more restrictive measures as deemed necessary by the Solid Waste Special Service District to protect our staff and the public and mitigate potential exposures to COVID-19,” said CRC officials: No more than two customers shall be permitted in the recycle drop-off area at any time. This includes walk-ins, bike-ins, and automotive vehicles. Additional customers must wait in line until only one customer remains within the drop-off area before entering the drop-off area to unload their recyclables. Automotive parking locations will be designated on the ground surface at the drop-off area by orange paint and other physical indicators.

    All customers shall maintain a minimum physical distance of six feet from other customers and Solid Waste District staff at all times. Customers shall limit groups to no more than two persons and shall keep all animals and children in their automobiles at all times.

    Customers shall not enter any operational area outside of the recycling drop-off area, which includes the concrete pad where cardboard is stored prior to processing, the tan sheet-metal-paneled building where recyclables are processed, and the gravel lot to the north and east of the recycling building.

    Customers shall not scavenge or collect materials from drop-off bins, including cardboard boxes.

    Customers must carefully sort their recyclables into the proper bins and empty/remove all liquids and residues from recyclables offsite prior to delivering items to the CRC. Cardboard must be placed behind a temporary fence located parallel to the concrete pad where cardboard is typically unloaded. No cardboard shall be placed on the gravel surface in front of the temporary fence.

    Cardboard must be free of contaminants, including but not limited to plastic, styrofoam, food residue, grease, etc.

    A secure donations box has been installed at the CRC drop-off location. Officials ask people to consider making a donation. Donations will be used to offset freight costs for recyclables and for general improvements to the CRC. Checks can be made payable to the Solid Waste District.

    The Solid Waste District’s office remains closed to the public. Staff is available to answer questions and conduct regular business by phone at 435-259-3867.

    The Moab landfill remains open to residential and commercial customers during its normal hours of operations. Staff is utilizing personal protective equipment, including disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant sprays as a preventative measure to protect its staff and landfill customers. The Klondike Landfill remains open to franchised, commercial haulers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Visit www.swssd1.org for more information.

    The Monument Waste transfer station continues to be open as a drop-off option for commingle recyle materials, also known as single stream, during the Community Recycle Center’s limited days and hours access.

    No touching or sorting is required; $1 drop-off fee per customer. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

    Visit monumentwaste.com for more information.

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