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B6 May 12, 2011 VALLEY NEW S 000000r,00POST-REGISTER Consolidated Disposal addresses complaints about blowing garbage By CnVCK ALLEN Two weeks ago a reader of the Quincy Val- ley Post-Register sent the paper a photo that showed garbage blowing out of the back of a Consolidated Disposal truck. The Post-Register called Consolidated, which has a contract to collect garbage from homes and businesses in Grant County, to ask them about the matter. Mark Wash, general manager of Consoli- dated, said that garbage sometimes does blow out of the back of the company's trucks. "There's no doubt we have trash that some- times blows out of the back of our trucks," Wash said. "The problem usually hippens because people do not bag and tie their garbage properly before putting it in their garbage cans." Wash explained that when people put loose garbage in the cans, some of that trash can leave the trucks before they deliver it to the landfill, especially on windy days. "When the wind is blowing, the trash can be blown out as we dump the cans into the back of the trucks," he said. "We try to compact the trash and pack it as best we can in the trucks, but it still can get loose and while many of our trucks have lids, some of the older ones do not." He added that the loose trash also creates problems at the landfill on windy days because it can blow away out of the landfill before it is covered. "If people would bag their trash and tie those bags, that would make a real difference," Wash said: The company will call people who habitu- ally do not bag their trash and ask them to do so, Wash said. "We really appreciate it when the custom- ers do bag their trash and tie those bags shut," he said. Submitted photo Trash blows from the back of a Consolidated Disposal truck as it approaches the Grant County Landfill. A reader snapped this photograph earlier this spring. QHS Envirothon to state Household hazardous waste collection event Saturday at Moses Lake Aquatic Center Grant County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste for free on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Moses Lake Surf n' Slide Water Park parking lot. The water park is located at the comer of Fourth and Dogwood. Only hazardous waste generated by households will be accepted. Hazardous products have labels with words such as warning, danger, caustic, flammable and poison. The chemicals should be disposed of through hazard- ous waste-collection opportunities, not in the garbage, down the drain or on the ground. Examples include oil-based Submitted photo paint, contaminated used motor oil, Quincy High School Envirothon team members pose for a photo after competing at the regional thinners, household batteries, solvents, tournament atAIta Lakelast month. The team is heading to the state tournament on May 18 and 19 / brake fluid, spot removers, drain open- and also to the "Imagine Tomorrow" competition at washington State University next weekend, l ers, insecticides, weed killersl items containing mercury and swimming pool and hobby chemicals. Items not accepted during the event include latex paint, propane tanks, uncon- taminated motoroil (not mixed with other fluids) and used automotive batteries. Other items include empty Containers, agricultural waste, commercial waste, explosives, ammunition, asbestos, ra- dio-active material, unknown cylinders, Poison A gases, refrigerant compressors, leaking containers, containers larger than five gallons and appliances and televisions. Products should be brought in original labeled containers if possible. Pack the waste to prevent spills during transporta- tion and keep the waste away from pas- senger compartment s of vehicles. For information, call 754-6082. O'Shea is. named a top scholar at CWtT APPLIANCE REPAIR Servicing most major brands in Quincy Honest Experienced Dependable Adam St. Mary ApplianceRepair HOMETOWN Technician /k P P u AN C E 754 0420 E P H RATA Quincy High School graduate Sara O'Shea has been named as a President's Scholar at Central Washing- ton University this spring. O'Shea,thedaugh- ter of Brian and Tracy O'Shea, who graduat- ed from Quincy High School in 2007, is one Sara O'Shea of nine graduating se- niors from CWU who received the honor. She will graduate with a psy- chology degree and two minors in family studies and Spanish this June. She will graduate with highest honors and has also been accept- ed to graduate school at CWU to study for her master's degree in mental health coun- seling. Along with her President's Scholar award, she has also been awarded a graduate research assistantship of $16,854 by the university and a $1,000 Paul Lauzier scholarship. *Make your home and environment safe. Bring old and unwanted household hazardous waste products to the FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT Saturday, May 14, 2011 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Surf n' Slide Water Park (Moses Lake Aquatic Center) Corner of 4th and Dogwood at McCosh Park WHEN YOU COME... Keep products In original containers wtth labels. Pack chemicals so they don't tip over during transportation. Keep products away from children, pete, and passenger compartments of vehicle. BRING: Oil based paint, stains, thinners, household batteries, solvents, antifreeze, brake fluid, contaminated used motor oil, cleaning products, spot removers, insecticides, weed killers, fluorescent tubes. swimming pool and hobby chemicals *Oil Is contaminated It It contains other substances such as gasoline, Imtlfr, brake fluid DON'T BRING: latex paint, uncontaminated ueed motor ott, propane tanks, automotive blttedH, agriculture waste, commercial waste, explosives, ammunition, flares, asbestos, radio-active material, cylinders, Poison A gases, leaking containers, containers larger than 5 gallons, white goods (appliances, televisions), refrigerants and refrigerant compressors, and medicines WIMe aot ICe*loPed k+o fermi. Jsi aoenkML aogal.  atri 1 IohO0+ dl WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING WORDS ON LABELS: pesticides, caustic, acid, flammable, warning, danger, poison, or toxic This event Is sponsored by: Grant County Solid Waste and Washington State Department of Ecology Question-,? Call 754,,6082 Ext. 3508 Stewart graduates basic Submitted photo Air Force Airman Brett C. Stewart graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2008 graduate of QHS. Communications Did you know that you have access to a 100% fiber optic network? iFIBFR Delivers the FASTEST Internet in Grant County. iFIBER True High Speed Internet for only $44.95/mo Add iFIBFR Local TV service for only $19.95/mo Add an iFIBER Local calling plan for only $19.95/mo Fiber Is the future. Find out the facts. Call 754-2600. The only 'Triple Play' delivered entirely over your PUD fiber optic network. Big Bend Community College is no longer mailing quarterly schedules. If you are interested in obtaining a copy please check the following locations for your copy, For additional information or to view our schedule online visit, Registration begins on May 16, 2011 Quincy Public Library Big Bend Community College 108 B St SW, Quincy Admissions - Bldg. 1400 7662 Chanute St N,E., Moses Lake Fltll:Sep{ fg-Dec 8 Big Bond Community College 7662 Chanute Street N.E. Moses Lake, WA 98837 509.793.BBCC [2222) Big Bend COMMUMI"Y COLLEGE