The Dodge County Transfer Station is once again taking all types of waste but the facility has shorter hours and more strict protocols for customers and employees to follow.
“We want to protect everyone involved as well as we can,” said Environmental Services Director Mark Gamm to the Dodge County Commissioners at their meeting April 28.
“But citizens want the station back up and running.”
There are plexiglass shields in place in the office between the employees and paying customers; signs directing people to stay at least six feet apart from each other while they are waiting in line; and the hours for the facility have been reduced.
There is no service on Saturdays for the present time, said Gamm.
People may also pick up mulch at the facility during those same hours, he said.
The facility is now open on Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The self-service waste depot is open 24/7/365 and Gamm encourages county residents that do not have access to commercial hauler services to sign up to be able to use that. Before the COVID-19 crisis, there were about 80 people signed up for the self-service facility; since then, 90 more customers have signed up.For more information use the county website at www.co.dodge.mn.us and click on Environmental Services, submenu garbage disposal/recycling; call (507) 635-6273 or (507) 634-7875; or email email@example.com.