The City of Aberdeen is set to mail bright pink vouchers entitling residents to one free load for the dump between May 1 and June 30.
The vouchers — postcards on pink stock — must be presented to receive the free service and have a value of $94. Up to one ton, the limit on one residential load, is allowed. Up to four car tires, one refrigerator or freezer, can be included. No truck tires, cement, medical waste, asbestos, ammunition or explosives allowed. They will be sent to renters and people who receive bills in email as well as owners who are charged garbage on their water bills. The mailing will go out the end of April, Finance Director Kathryn Skolrood said.
The new and more flexible voucher system replaces spring clean date which led to long lines at the dump at 4201 Olympic Highway 12.
The ton may be disposed of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hazardous materials such as paint, motor oil, cleaners and propane tanks may be disposed of for free every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monitors, CPU towers, laptops and televisions, or eWaste, is free to dump every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call Aberdeen Sanitation, (360) 533-1251 with any questions.