Orange County landfill to offer recycling option
In May, Pct. 1 Commissioner, David Dubose, approached the Orange County
Commissioners’ with the idea of expanding the county’s recycling efforts at the
county landfill (on FM 1442). In Monday’s court meeting, Pct. 1 Commissioner
Dubose informed the court that bids from five vendors were available for the
Court to choose from.
At Dubose’s recommendation, the county signed a two year contract with
Waste Management, the county’s current solid waste collection provider that
will offer four additional eight yard dumpsters for Orange County residents to
recycle paper, aluminum cans, plastic and cardboard.
Orange County will pay $512 a month for the recycling program and Waste
Management will empty the recycling dumpsters twice a week. The County will be
able to revert back to the current contract should the recycling program not be
as successful as they hope it will be.
“I think we owe the citizens of Orange County an opportunity to recycle,”
Pct. 1 Commissioner Dubose said.
The County has been required to close the dump early because the
dumpsters were filling up rather quickly. These recycling dumpsters will offer
more space in the trash dumpsters if Orange County residents will use the
Mike Wilson with Waste Management said that compactors could be rented
by the county for $250, would hold more trash and require fewer pick-ups.
The Commissioners agreed to see how the first few weeks with the regular
trash dumpsters and new recycling dumpsters worked before renting the
It is still unclear if more personnel would be required at the landfill.
The recycling dumpsters will be available for use Wednesday.
Pct. 1 Commissioner Dubose has offered to continue to closely follow the
“Gulf Coast Cajun French Music Association Day” and recognizing Oct. 2-8 as “National
The total for bills paid this week is
4271,600.50, including: $95,940.25 to O.C.A.D., from the general fund for
fourth quarter funding due Oct. 1; $1,150 to Memorial Funeral Home and $2,300
to Claybar Funeral Home for indigent funeral expenses; and $10,000 to Garth
House from the general fund for community services funding.