Free vehicle loading of wood mulch set for July 11


DURANGO, Colo. – Mulched wood at the Bayfield Convenience Center will be loaded into residents’ vehicles or trailers free of charge Saturday, July 11, 1 to 6 p.m.
La Plata County has a yard waste program at the Bayfield Convenience Center located at 4496 CR 223 in Bayfield that provides local residents a free option for the disposal of their dry, brown yard waste. Dry brown yard wastes such as tree trimmings, slash and tree trunks up to 8 inches in diameter are accepted. 
Periodically, the accumulated yard waste is mulched and made available to County residents, free of charge. Traditionally, residents are required to load their own vehicles. However, for one day only, July 11, Plata County will have an operator and piece of heavy equipment on site to load vehicles and trailers with wood mulch. 
A recycling drop off station is also available at the Bayfield Convenience Center, where citizens can recycle their green, brown and clear glass, newspaper, aluminum, tin cans and car batteries free of charge. Recyclables should be prepared as follows: glass should be separated by color and lids should be removed; tin cans should be flattened at the open end to avoid aluminum cans lodging inside. 
The Bayfield Convenience Center hours of operation:
Summer Hours: Daylight Savings Time                 Winter Hours:      Mountain Standard Time
Monday             1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.              Monday              1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday            10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.            Tuesday             10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday           9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.              Thursday            9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday           1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.              Saturday            1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
La Plata County encourages local residents to take advantage of the County’s offer to load free wood mulch, and, as always, remember to reduce, reuse and recycle at every opportunity. 
For additional information or to simply share ideas and suggestions, contact La Plata County’s Sustainability Coordinator Walt Serfoss at 970.382.6417 or serfosswa@co.laplata.co.us.
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