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By Jennifer Harbin/The Hesperian-Beacon—
FLOYDADA—In a consolidated effort to help the citizens of Floydada and clean up the city, the City of Floydada will allow free dumping at the sanitation landfill Mar. 16-20.
Street and Sanitation Supervisor Eddie Sanchez stated that dumping is free for residents within the city limits only, businesses do not qualify.
“We do ask that they bring their utility bill so that we can make sure that they are from Floydada,” added Police Chief Reuben Ramon.
A wide variety of items can be hauled to the landfill, including household trash, furniture, appliances and remodeling debris such as wood, sheetrock, etc.
“If they’re going to bring a refrigerator, they need be sure that the freon is out of the refrigerator,” said Ramon.
Tires and shingles can be dumped for a fee calculated by type and weight, respectively. Tree limbs are also allowed for a fee.
Car batteries, bulky chemicals and pesticides are prohibited due to possible water contamination. Paint can be dumped, however, only if dried out first.
“A lot of people think it’s the City’s responsibility to clean up the alley,” added Ramon. “But it falls back on the owners of the property, and they could be fined for junk or illegal dumping.”
The City of Floydada Landfill, located at 2130 U.S. Hwy. 70, is open Monday through Friday, 8-5 p.m.
If unable to dump during the spring cleanup week, residents with utilities through the City can acquire landfill coupons ($25 value) at the City office at 114 W. Virginia St.