In November, the Columbia County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution imposing a recycling fee to offset the rising cost of handling the recyclable material brought into the County owned Solid Waste Stations.
Residents will need to purchase an annual recycling permit, if you utilize the County facilities. THIS IS ONLY FOR RESIDENTS THAT UTILIZE THE COUNTY SOLID WASTE STATIONS. This does not impact anyone who has curbside pick up.
This is an annual recycling permit and will be in effect for the entire calendar year regardless of when it is purchased. Therefore, if you purchased this permit in March of 2019 it will still expire on December 31, 2019. Each year that the County continues this program, residents will have to purchase a permit.
The permit fee structure is as follows:
|Residents of Columbia County
with proof of residency
| $50.00 per household
|Residents over the age of 65 years
| $35.00 per household
| Out of County Residents
|| $100.00 per household
You will receive two stickers per each recycling permit to be placed on your vehicle(s) visible for the station attendants to see. Also included, will be a recycling protocol of materials that will be accepted at the stations from your household.
The permits are available at all the Columbia County Solid Waste Stations and many Town Clerks.
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These DIY Christmas Trees have been spotted all over Paris. They are made out of empty (and cleaned) Sprite bottles and cardboard supports. Very Imaginative!
Trying to figure out what to do with all your old skateboard decks? Why not turn them into lamps! That’s what a new company called Skateboard Lamps is doing and the end result is amazing. The lamps are made from three decks joined together with an uplight concealed in the center, which can be dimmed by touching the lower bolts on any of the three decks.
The company sells completed lamps made from new high quality Maple or Bamboo decks with a clear urethane protective coat for $179. If you want to turn your own used decks into a lamp, you can send them to Skateboard Lamps and they will return a finished lamp to you for $99. You can also purchase a lamp kit for $79 to make your own lamp, which might even work with snowboard decks.
For more information, pictures and to buy, check out Skateboard Lamp’s website at www.SkateboardLamps.com.