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Lyman council discusses recycling and Valley landfill

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 13th, 2013


Pioneer Reporter

LYMAN – Uinta County Solid Waste Coordinator Clay Baird met with members of the Lyman Town Council at their planning meeting Feb. 28 and discussed recycling and the Valley landfill.

Baird informed the council the county has $12,500 earmarked for the purchase of at least one recycling bin to be placed in Bridger Valley in addition to the one already placed in Urie. The cost of a bin, according to Baird, is estimated to be approximately $6,000. The remainder of the money may be used for transportation costs to and from Uinta Recycling in Evanston, with an estimated cost of $180 per round trip.

According to Baird, Uinta Recycling has expressed an interest in partnering with Bridger Valley in the recycling effort. “The Town of Mountain View has not expressed any interest in the project,” Baird said. He stated separating trash for recycling will require some public support.

Baird also told the council the county will be making some decisions, and is in the planning stages of converting the Bridger Valley Landfill into a transfer station. “If you have any ideas or preferences let us know,” he said.

The council will decide by their next meeting if the town will purchase of an additional recycling receptacle.

Gary Hutchinson, Lyman Public Works Director, reported on the Heritage Barn Project. He also reported the possibility Lyman’s water treatment facility may be included in a pilot program by the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Real Water. The pilot program is to test a filtration system, which will take arsenic out of the water.

For the complete article see the 03-08-2013 issue.

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