Dropping off unwanted items including appliances and other debris will be a little easier beginning this week. The City of San Angelo landfill, 3002 Old Ballinger Hwy, is opening a new citizen’s convenience center on Wednesday.
The center has eight drop-off lanes for vehicles and small trailers delivering trash in bulk to the landfill. The cost of the project, built by Republic Services, was approximately $250,000, according to a news release from the City.
Business hours for the landfill are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. San Angelo residents can drop off one load of trash at no cost if they provide a photo identification and recent City water bill that show the same address.
In the release, City Operations Director Shane Kelton said, “The new citizens convenience center represents another upgrade to San Angelo’s solid waste services, as did curbside recycling and free quarterly bulk pickup. Our citizens have long been able to use the landfill for free once a month. Now they can do so more easily – and cleanly – than ever.”
The convenience center is located near the landfill’s entrance and is paved. Citizens can pull a raised platform, allowing them to safely unload items in the bays. There is also a drop-off spot for appliances and xeriscaping planned for the site.