Rebuild of Port Angeles’ Blue Mountain Transfer Station nears completion
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Closed signs and a gate bar entrance to the Blue Mountain Transfer Station east of Port Angeles last November following a fire. — Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

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PORT ANGELES — The Blue Mountain Transfer Station has been “mostly reconstructed” after it was destroyed by a fire in November, Clallam County Public Works Administrative Director Bob Martin told commissioners Monday.

The facility at 1469 Blue Mountain Road is owned by Clallam County and operated by Waste Connections under a contract with the city of Port Angeles.

“It is back in operation and has been since mid May,” Martin said.

“A couple of things remain. We’ve got a little bit of electrical work to do.

“We’ve got some plumbing to do, and then once all that is done, we’ll drywall the interior.”

Clallam County has spent about $95,000 so far to rebuild the facility between Port Angeles and Sequim, with another $11,000 in payments pending.

“It looks to me like we’ll spend another $19,000 or so getting it done,” Martin said.

“So the project will end up being about $125,000.”

Meanwhile, the county received a $20,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology to install a concrete or asphalt pad below the drop boxes.

The transfer station reopened for recycling only on Saturdays in January.

In May, it began accepting garbage and recyclables at its usual schedule of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Last modified: July 28. 2014 7:22PM
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