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Dundee threatens to lock station gates

DUNDEE—The Dundee village board is threatening to lock the gate at the transfer station on Glenora Road to prevent people from littering and leaving garbage illegally.
Clerk Chris Sutherland said if the dumping continues, the gate at the site’s entrance will be locked. It would only be unlocked on Saturdays for the scheduled garbage pickup or by a village employee. She explained people have been leaving garbage and recycling out in the open and the wind scatters it. She added someone even left three mattresses at the transfer site sometime the weekend of April 9 and 10.
Locking the entrance would disrupt the brush and recycling drop-off services the village also offers at the transfer site. Sutherland said residents are currently allowed to take brush and recycling to the transfer station any time during the week. She added the illegal dumping problem also stems from when the recycling bin is full and residents leave bottles and cans on the ground.
“It’s an inconvenience,” Sutherland said, adding one person can ruin it for the rest of the village. She said no one has been caught illegally dumping yet.
Currently, highway workers are keeping an eye on the transfer site. Sutherland said the village employees and the highway superintendent make regular stops at the property.
The transfer station accepts garbage on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $2 for a 13 gallon bag.



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