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Dickinson landfill’s life expectancy shortened by growth

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

More people in an area means more trash. More trash means worn-out equipment and a landfill that will hit capacity sooner than expected.
With the blessing of the Dickinson City Commission, the Dickinson Solid Waste Department will begin to look at e…continue reading on

City to close Baler Building Thanksgiving Day

November 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

The City of Dickinson Solid Waste Department announced schedule changes for Thanksgiving Day, according to a press release.
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Putting out the flames

June 3, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson Baler Building laborer Brittany Pelling sprays water over garbage that caught fire shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday. Dickinson Solid Waste Manager Aaron Praus said two pieces of metal got tied together during baler repair and a cutting torch was used to get them apart when a spark set garbage on fire. The flames got about a foot high but employees had the fire out before firefighters arrived, Pelling said. Two ambulances were on scene and the Dickinson Fire Department also responded. Two employees went to the hospital to get checked for smoke inhalation but there were no signs of injury, Praus said. There was no damage to the Baler Building, he added.
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City trying to recycle right

May 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

The city of Dickinson’s recycling efforts have hit a glitch and some of the materials that residents have been recycling in good faith have ended up discarded or in the landfill. Continue Reading

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