After no longer accepting oil for disposal for several months, the Anson County Landfill has restarted its oil service, effective April 1.
“We discontinued taking used oil for several months because the oil was becoming contaminated with other liquids,” Waste Connections, Inc., division vice president Tim Fadul explained in an interview last month.
The Anson County Landfill in Polkton now has a full-time attendant on-site who will help customers properly dispose of oil. The attendant will also hand out literature to customers, instructing them on the proper ways to dispose of not only oil, but all household waste.
For instance, used oil is supposed to be poured into the blue container underneath an open-air framed building at the rear corner of the convenience site. The building is marked with signage and a blue roof.
The Polkton convenience center is manned Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The county’s other convenience centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, but the convenience center at the landfill is the only one accepting oil at this time.
“It is a central location for the rest of the county,” Anson County utilities director Mike Sessions said. “We thought most people in the county could get here easily without hardship.”
Literature that will be distributed at the Polkton convenience center clearly details which items are accepted. Glass, cardboard, plastic and aluminum are to be placed in large square metal containers at each convenience center, for recycling. TVs, computers and other large electronics are to be placed on pallets located on an asphalt pad at the landfill site. These items can also be recycled. Tires are to be placed inside a semi trailer at the landfill’s convenience center. There is no charge for the first five tires for Anson County residents.
All other household waste is to be placed in the below-ground containers, except for metal, which can go in a specially marked container.
In addition to the literature, Sessions said site attendants can instruct customers where to drop off their recyclables and other trash.