Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County Halts Sunday Dumping.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

NEWS FROM THE WEST

The Sandoval County Regional Landfill will be closed on Sundays beginning July 6.

"We realize that a small number of residents use the landfill on Sundays but the limited use does not justify keeping the facility open seven days a week," said Mike Foster, the county's assistant director of Solid Waste.

"While some of the costs to operate on Sunday are offset by the fees we receive for accepting waste that day, much of the costs to operate on Sundays are being subsidized by county taxpayers."

Foster said closing Sundays will save more than $159,000 a year in operating costs, or about 11 percent of the landfill's $1. …

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