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Do you take trash to county transfer stations? Here are some new rates you should know

A sign informs visitors to the Upper Fruitland Transfer Station about what materials are allowed to be left.
A sign informs visitors to the Upper Fruitland Transfer Station about what materials are allowed to be left.
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Commission approved new rates in late August

FARMINGTON — New fees have gone into effect at the various San Juan County solid waste transfer stations.

The County Commission approved the increased rates during a meeting at the end of August.

Many of the fees at the transfer station have increased, but San Juan County residents who bring only one or two bags of trash will pay the same rate they have in the past — $1 per bag.

One of the biggest changes is that the transfer stations will now accept trash from people who do not live in San Juan County. Nonresidents will pay a minimum of $9 per load. The nonresident rate will be $9 per cubic yard with a maximum load of three cubic yards.

Residents will pay $5 for half a pickup load of trash and $9 for a full pickup load.

Tires from passenger vehicles will cost $2 for residents to dispose of and $5 for nonresidents.

Single-stream recycling is available to residents for free, and residents also can drop off large appliances like refrigerators for free. Those services are available only for county residents.

For more information, go to sjcounty.net.

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Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at hgrover@daily-times.com.

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