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Hauling off heavy loads of trash? Bring a helper


When the final gift is opened and the last plate cleared from the dinner table, then the second round of Christmas joy begins—cleaning up.

If you are like many families, the task will include a trip to a local roll-off site and this year, many will find a few changes at the nine locations throughout the county.

The massive dirt hills, which allowed drivers to back up to the large dumpsters and push or pull off heavy trash loads, have been shaved nearly flat, leaving a sizeable concrete barrier to overcome.

The move was taken as a preventive measure so that accidents at the site may be less likely to occur, County Administrator Jack Brown said.

PHOTO: Responding to complaints about recent modifications at local county roll-off sites, officials are looking into offering an alternative for those who may be physically unable to lift heavy items over the concrete barrier.

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