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‘Dump Day’ a a big hit
In Oct. 28 Issue

Last week's free trash disposal day netted more than 92 tons of trash, according to Solid Waste Coordinator H.M. Bottom.

"Everything went off real good," Bottom said. "We were steady all day long."

The Russell County Fiscal Court, in conjunction with PRIDE and Morgan Sanitation, took trash at the transfer station at no charge last Wednesday.

Bottom said around 600 locals participated in this year's event as it has continued to grow in popularity over the years.

County residents brought load after load of whatever trash they had accumulated over the past year or so, with the exception of batteries and tires, he explained.

The 20 or so road department and transfer station workers stayed busy for the event, which began at 8 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m.

The trash disposal day was funded partially through a $5,000 PRIDE grant the county received earlier this month.

Magistrates Ronald Johnson and Jimmy McQueary both helped throughout the day and both agreed it was instrumental in keeping illegal dumps from springing up around the county.

"It's bad to say this but if we didn't have a day like this a lot of people would have just dumped it over the hill," Johnson said.

"This is one of the best things the county does."

McQueary echoed his sentiments saying that the free trash disposal day allowed folks to legally rid themselves of waste that had built up for a long time period.

County Judge Executive Mickey Garner, who also helped oversee the event, likewise called it a success.

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