2901 6th Avenue, Clarkston,
Phone (509) 758-9230
INFORMATION AND POLICIES
The landfill comprises approximately 76
acres and is located in the Clarkston Heights. The landfill began
operations in 1975 on the western half of the landfill site. This portion
comprises approximately 46 acres and is an unlined landfill area which closed in
1993 as Municipal Solid Waste regulations changed, requiring a liner system,
leachate and gas collection systems.
In the eastern portion of the site, 3 lined
areas were constructed per the new regulations (referred to as Cells A, B and
C). Cell A began filling in 1991 and is temporarily covered. Cells B & C
opened in 1997. A fourth Cell, Cell D, is reserved for future landfill
expansion. Cells A, B and C are currently being filled together. The current
filling rate is approximately 48,000 tons per year and Cell D construction is
expected to begin approximately 2015 to 2017.
HOURS - The landfill is open Monday through
Saturday from 8am to 4pm year round. There are
4 holidays when the landfill is closed – New Years Day, 4th of July,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All other holidays the landfill is open.
FEES - The landfill operates with certified
scales. Vehicles are weighed in then weighed out, and the amount due is
calculated by the pound for what is left in the landfill. The minimum charge in
2009 is $4.00 up to 200 pounds. The fee is then pro-rated out at $37.66 per ton
(for example 1,000 lb would be approximately $19.00, 500 lb approximately $10.00).
The landfill accepts appliances and
refrigerated appliances which go into a separate area. Please let the scale
operator know you have such an item to leave. Appliances are $4.14 each,
refrigerated appliances are $15.54 each.
SPECIAL WASTE ACCEPTED - 2009 Rates:
Animal carcasses: small animals (up to 220 lb) are $4.14 each; large animals
(over 220 lb) are $15.54 each. Tires: small tires (car, pickup, motorcycle).
Policy is landfill will accept up to 4 of them with or without other garbage and
the load charged at the $37.66 pro-rated fee. Also accepted at $37.66 per ton,
pro-rated, are ground or cut tires that must be in pieces no greater than 12
inches. Large tires or more than 4 tires will be charged the tire rate of
$207.20 per ton, pro-rated. Asbestos: Non-friable asbestos is accepted and
must be wetted down and double bagged in plastic. Contractors are required to
have a manifest and are to call the landfill 24 hours in advance of disposal
Fee is $37.66 per ton, pro-rated.
County has 4 recycling drop box locations:
1. - on 13th Street near Swiss Styling
2. - behind the Asotin County Library
(Heights Branch) at the intersection of 4th Ave. and Appleside Blvd.
3. - at the
Asotin County Annex building in Asotin
4. - at the
Items accepted are tin and aluminum cans, plastic bottles and jugs 1
and 2 (no lids), cardboard, newspaper, catalogs and magazines.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
The landfill operates a hazardous waste
building that is open year-round to the residents of Asotin and Garfield
Counties, WA, and residents of Nez
Perce County, ID. This facility is open every Wednesday each month from 8am to
4pm and on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month
from 8am to 4pm. There is no fee for residents. Items accepted – all types of
batteries, all types of paint and adhesives, used motor oil, antifreeze,
gasoline, other flammable materials, cleaners, aerosols, herbicides, pesticides,
fertilizers and other poison materials, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers,
switches and thermostats.
LITTER AND ILLEGAL DUMP PROGRAM
A state grant funds Asotin
County’s litter and illegal dump program. Residents are welcome to call the
landfill and report sites where illegal dumping is occurring and where debris
has been scattered on roads.
The hazardous waste building is remodeled
per state regulations and opened normal hours in December 2008. The entire
building is enclosed and has heat, lights, heated water and a ventilation
system to extract vapors.
A new entrance into the landfill from 6th
Avenue is being redesigned to alleviate traffic and potential safety issues from
congested traffic at the entrance gate.
Future waste to energy usage of methane gas
with turbines. Currently the landfill’s BTU content in the methane is too low
to support this type of system. It is hoped that as the landfill nears or
reaches filling capacity, the methane BTU value will produce electricity for the