Casper Solid Waste Facility announced Thursday that it will be suspending recycling services at the depots throughout Casper, Mills, Evansville, and Bar Nunn and e-waste drop-off at the Solid Waste Facility on Station Road effective Friday, March 20, 2020.
Hazardous and special waste self-serve drop-off services will be suspended and replaced with appointment only service. Those appointments will reportedly occur on Fridays.
“We need to change these services, because we have found we cannot maintain the sanitizing and social distancing procedures with these services,” remarked Solid Waste Manager Cindie Langston. Langston went on to remind that the following solid waste services are still available:
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- Garbage collection is continuing, uninterrupted
- The landfill is open
- The scalehouse is open with sanitizing procedures in place and limiting one (1) person in the scalehouse at a time, i.e., family members stay in their vehicle.
- Commercial and residential hazardous waste, infectious waste, and special waste disposal are available by appointment
- The compost yard is open
“Regrettably, residents should trash their regular recyclables such as plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, cans, and magazines, if they do not have storage capacity until we re-open all services,” said Langston. Placing hazardous waste and e-waste in the regular garbage is prohibited by law. “We can accommodate hazardous, infectious, and special waste disposal with the Friday appointments,” explained Langston. “I want to thank everyone for holding e-waste until we are able to re-open.”
The number to call is 307-235-8246 for appointments and additional information.
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What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.
If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.
Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.
For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: email@example.com
- Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.