Storm waste disposal at CARTM

The following is a notice from CARTM on dealing with debris created by the storm and tornado.

Hello storm survivors,

Our communities suffered significant tree and building casualties this past weekend. Please read carefully and pass this information along to second homeowners, who may not be familiar with CARTM services.

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To assist with potential city, county and property owner reimbursements, CARTM is tracking storm-related waste disposal. Please be patient with us while we take the time to complete this critical paperwork for each load of storm waste. Expect to wait a few extra minutes over the next few weeks as our community digs out from under the damage.

For household waste disposal:
CARTM is open its regular winter hours Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Please note: we cannot accept hazardous waste of any kind. We hope to have a local hazardous waste collection event in the near future – stay tuned for more information.
• Wet, broken or damaged items must go to the landfill, not as donations for reuse.
• Separating good reusable and recyclable items from waste loads reduces your costs! We charge $0.055 cents per pound for landfill-destined items ($110/ton), with a minimum charge os $6.50 (up to 118 lbs.)
• Woody debris (tree limbs, other vegetation) are accepted for $12/cu yd. Please note: branches must be 6” in diameter or less. No fencing, metals or other debris may be mixed in!
• Please allow enough time at the end of the day to complete your business by 4 pm, when our registers close.
• Please see our website for a complete list of materials we accept for recycling and reuse: www.cartm.org/materials

Express Lane for construction and demolition debris disposal by licensed contractors:
CARTM is open its regular winter hours Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Contractors who use our express lane MUST have an account established with us! We offer a ONE TIME ONLY pass to non-local contractors without accounts for cash or credit card transactions.
• Contractors must call ahead (503-812-4901) before bringing waste loads.
• Separating good reusable and recyclable items from debris loads reduces your costs! We charge $0.055 cents per pound for landfill-destined items ($110/ton), with a minimum charge os $6.50 (buys up to 118 lbs.)
• Asphalt roofing shingles and felt are accepted at a lower rate ($85/ton) if they are separated from other debris.
• Woody debris (tree limbs, other vegetation) are accepted for $12/cu yd. Please note: branches must be 6” in diameter or less. No fencing, metals or other debris may be mixed in!
• Inorganic rubble (brick, concrete, rock, asphalt, etc.) is accepted at $4/cu yd if separated from other materials.
• Please allow enough time at the end of the day to complete your business by 4 pm, when our registers close.
• Note: according to state law, any significant building demolition requires an asbestos certification by a licensed asbestos inspector.

CARTM cannot accept materials from demolished buildings without this certification! For your safety, that of your neighbors, contractors and our staff, please contact local building officials in your jurisdiction for more information.

cartm-redefineryWe encourage homeowners to hire local, experienced licensed contractors familiar with local services to save time and money!

Need to replace storm-damaged household items? The Refindery is open Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find used replacements for damaged furniture and other household items at a reasonable cost. We might have just the building materials you need to get you through!

Even though some of us were unlucky in this storm, we are very lucky to have such wonderful neighbors, who volunteered long hours to check in on each other, to direct traffic and to maintain safe spaces for the professionals to work on restoring power and other services. I hope you will think of CARTM staff as community partners in the effort to deal with the aftermath, and be patient as together, we restore our neighborhoods.

Cheerfully,

Karen Reddick Yurka
Executive Director CARTM Recycling









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