On Wednesday, May 6, over a ton of recyclables were collected at the Far North parking lot within a six hour period.
For Claine Skeene, Superintendent of Boundary County Solid Waste Management, that's 2,000 pounds that isn't going into the landfill.
Brad Booth Mans The Recycling Program In The Far North Parking Lot On The First Wednesday Of The Month.
"Since there's no curbside recycling system in the county, I feel that the more we can recycle, the longevity of the landfill will be maintained," he said. "We're collecting more and more recyclables at Far North every month. Depending on what the response is this year, we'd like to offer the service twice per month next year."
Brad Booth, who usually mans the mobile recycling center at Far North on the first Wednesday of each month, agrees with Claine.
"This is something good to provide for the county residents and to help keep stuff out of the landfill. It's one more service we get here in Boundary County. There are a lot of folks who find it easier to come here than to go to the landfill," he said.
The recycling center at Far North accepts flattened cardboard, newspaper, office paper, magazines, catalogs, books, shredded paper, aluminum cans, tin cans, glass, #1 PETE plastic as well as #2 HDPE plastic. All plastic and cans must be thoroughly rinsed and items should be separated so they can go into the proper bins. The recycling center at Far North is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Claine would like to remind Boundary County citizens that the landfill on Hillcrest Road, the Naples site on Deep Creek Loop and the Paradise Valley site located on Kootenai Trail Road are all open for recycling seven days a week excluding national holidays. In addition to the items that are recyclable at the Far North parking lot, these sites also accept used oil and antifreeze, electronics (excluding TV's), and lead batteries.
For more information on recycling in Boundary County, call Boundary County Solid Waste Management at 267-3812.