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Solid Waste System Changes are Effective January 1st

posted Nov 20, 2014, 2:23 PM by DA Walsh   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 2:24 PM ]
Following a series of public input sessions and public hearings, the Board of County Commissioners approved the new Solid Waste Ordinance 2014-005, which will take effect on January 1st. The County will no longer mail bills or issue annual permits. Instead, users may purchase a Punch Card to be redeemed as payment at all county transfer stations. Any person may purchase and utilize a Punch Card to use when disposing of solid waste at any of the County Transfer Stations (punch cards are not accepted at the City of Socorro landfill).

A punch card will contain "punches" worth $2.25 ($2.14 cost of disposal plus 5% governmental GRT). Each "punch" will allow the cardholder to dispose of solid waste per the following Solid Waste Disposal Fee schedule for residential waste:

Number of Punches

Cubic Yards

Cubic Yard Equivalent

1

Up to ½

Up to 2 trash bags (50 gallons each)

2

Up to 1

Up to 4 trash bags (50 gallons each)

4

Up to 3.5

Up to 1 pick-up truck with up to an 8 foot bed filled to the top of its bed (8’x5’x2’). OR 1 one-axle trailer, filled no higher than 2.5 feet from the trailer floor (8’x5’x2’).

6

Up to 8

Up to 1 pick-up truck with up to an 8 foot bed filled to the top of its cab (8’x5’x4’). OR

Up to 1 8-foot trailer, filled no higher than 4 feet from the trailer floor (8’x5’x4’).

8

Up to 12

Up to 1 12-foot trailer, filled no higher than 4 feet from the trailer floor (12’x5’x4’).

- An original Punch Card (no photocopies or facsimiles will be accepted) must be presented and punched at the Transfer Station prior to disposal of any solid waste at that Transfer Station during posted business hours.

- Each time a Person goes to a Transfer Station to dispose of solid waste, an attendant will punch the Punch Card immediately prior to disposal of the solid waste in accordance with the Fee Schedule.

- When a Punch Card has been completely punched, the Person will then be required to purchase another Punch Card prior to disposal of any further solid waste at a Transfer Station.

- The County is not responsible for and will not replace lost or destroyed punch cards.

For any questions, please contact the County manager’s office at 575.835.0589 or visit us online at http://www.socorrocounty.net/. For a copy of the complete ordinance, please check online at: http://www.socorrocounty.net/Public-Information/Ordinances.

Punch cards will go on sale December 8th. Punch cards of multiple values can be purchased at the County Manager’s Office at 210 Park Street in Socorro. 20-punch Cards ($45 actual cost), can be purchased at the County Treasurer’s Office, Northern Socorro County Senior Center, and Magdalena Senior Center. 20-punch convenience cards ($45 actual cost + $5.00 vendor convenience fee) can be purchased at San Antonio General Store, Roadrunner Travel Center & Veguita Trading Post for $50.00.

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DA Walsh,
Nov 26, 2014, 9:03 AM
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