The Campbell County North Landfill will open back up to the public starting Wednesday.
At their regular meeting Tuesday, Campbell County Commissioners voted to reopen the landfill Wednesday after recommendations from landfill manager Matt Olsen and Public Health Director Jane Glaser.
“We’re comfortable, with some measures in place, where we could open up every day during the week to the public,” Olsen said.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the landfill was closed to the public. Commissioners then opened it up to public dumping every other Saturday.
The way the landfill operation is structured makes it easy for people to keep at least 6 feet of distance from others, Olsen said.
He said people should continue to keep their kids and pets in their vehicles at all times while at the landfill. And he asks that residents hold off on bringing items that require a charge, such as tires and refrigerators, freezers and other appliances with freon, to the landfill. This will limit the amount of interaction the landfill employees have with the public.
“That’s put them at ease, and they feel much more comfortable allowing us to open back up,” Olsen said of the staff.
The landfill is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.