BOX ELDER COUNTY – By Cari Doutre – April 3, 2020
In order to comply with Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s “Stay Safe and Stay Home” directive, the Box Elder County landfill is temporarily closed to public self-handlers until April 20, 2020.
Box Elder County released a statement on Friday, April 3, informing the public that because of recent events surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), employees at the landfill were not able to keep up with the demand of self-help customers.
Because of recent activity, the landfill will only allow customers that currently have an account to use the landfill, not the general public.
After a surge of customers using landfill services after the COVID-19 shutdown many parts of the state, the county determined that a temporary closure for this service was necessary.
"We are still providing essential services through our city and commercial haulers. Your garbage service will not stop and we will still be working hard for you during this crisis," the Box Elder County landfill stated on April 2.
"We are trying to limit exposure to our employees by only allowing account holders use of the landfill at this time," the statement added.
If you are in need of essential landfill service, while it is closed to the public, please contact the landfill at (435) 744-2275 during regular business hours for assistance in setting up an account.
The Box Elder County landfill is open Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Box Elder County’s full statement from April 3, can be found below.