If you know of a location that would work, please let me or one of my board members know.
We would also like some assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for dumping at the fairgrounds. That roll-off container is changed three times a week with the problem seeming to be happen on the weekend. As you might expect, a lot of people do recycle on the weekend. The bin is changed on Friday and again on Monday. However, it cannot be changed in between, on Sunday.
If it is full, please come back when there is room, and do not leave anything on the ground. We have a beautiful fairgrounds and I know we would all like to keep it that way.
If you notice someone placing something in the bins that is not appropriate (I found a toilet in it one time), or putting recyclables on the ground (more than three cases of beer bottles were left there recently), please contact the non-emergency number at dispatch so they can notify the Sheriff’s Department. That number is 574-722-6060.
If there is enough evidence, as we have done in the past, we will take legal action, with fines potentially reaching $2,500.
This is by no means a major problem, and seems to be taking place mainly at the fairgrounds.
If you have any questions or a suggestion for a roll-off location, please contact me at the district office. The number is simply 574-RECYCLE (574-732-9253).
Bob Ehle is executive director of the Cass County Solid Waste Management District.