Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 9, 1959 · Page 6
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 6

Redlands, California
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Monday, March 9, 1959
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6 - Monday, Mar. 9, 1959 Redlands Daily Facts The Redlands Dump .... Graveyard Of The Unwantec WHERE ELITE MEET . . . BUT NOT TO EAT — Surprisingly enough, the city dump takes on all the aspects of the old country store on Saturdays and Sundays as friends from throughout the city stop to chat while unloading assorted trucks and trailers. Sunday is a particularly busy day with people coming and going all day long. The Redlands dump is the onV one in the east end of the valley which is open Sunday. It is also kept open 6:33 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day of the week for the convenience of local residents. PILE IT HERE, PILE IT THERE — Henry Horta, dump caretaker, cranks up the bulldozer to push rubbish into what they term "winnows" to make it burn better and faster. Because of burning restrictions and required "dry out" periods, Superintendent Magnus Mead says it is most important that dump users check with the caretaker before dumping their loads. This particular section is a regular dump area for trash and is on top a rock and concrete fill. Additional heavy equipment like this 'dozer will have to be utilized when the city goes to a cut-and-cover operation this summer. REDLANDS TY DUMP F0RTHEUSE0F RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF REDLANDS ONLY PLEASE CONTACT THE CARETAKER FOR DIRECTIONS AS TO THE PROPER PLACE TO DISPOSE OF RUBBISH ---- ' v - ••*^>*'\- x CITY FOLKS ONLY—Magnus Mead, ment, is shown beside the sign which st dents of the city only. Because all cou closed on Sundays, people living in the v been driving to the local dump. Measu checking system on those using the du dents. The city dump operation is fin posal service at their homes rather tha superintendent of the disposal depart- ales clearly that the dump is for resi- ity-operated dumps have been ordered alley from Rialto east have reportedly res are under way now to establish a np and to turn hack outside - city resi- anced by residents who subscribe to dis- n from property tax revenues. Open Seven Days Now at a turning point in its long history, the Redlands city- dump is many things to many people. Located at the extreme north end of Church street, its days as a burning dump are numbered. City officials are already laying plans to convert to the "sanitary land fill" or cut-and-cover disposal operation this summer. Only infrequently did the dump hit the news in past years, but with the advent of the new County Air Pollution Control district the dump has been much in the news of late. From the viewpoint of Magnus Mead, superintendent of the disposal department which operates the dump, Redlands residents are fortunate. It is open seven days per week. 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.—four hours longer than most others. It remains open on Sunday and is now the only dump in the eastern end of the valley which is. Mr. Mead urges all residents to check with caretaker Henry Horta before dumping. This is because material must be dried for a certain number of days under air pollution rules and different piles have a different time span. AH material is now held throughout the week and burned after 10 p.m. Saturdays instead of almost daily ns in past years. OPEN AIR APPLIANCE STORE — Old washers, refrigerators and stoves are left in one particular section of the Redlands city dump and as much as possible is salvaged. Some pieces are used for parts to repair others and put them into such condition that they can be sold. Note that refrigerators in the background have had the doors removed for safety reasons. AH metal at the dump is segregated and sold for salvage by the pound if it is worthless in any other form. OLD TIRES NEVER DIE — And they fade away much too slowly to suit the disposal department. Now that tires can't be burned by order of the air pollution district, they have to be dumped and eventually buried. This creates a real problem since they are too "spongy" for a fill and they don't deteriorate very quickly except in full sunlight. The city recently acquired an additional five acres between the dump and Orange street which is mostly a big hole left behind by a sand and gravel operation. This, officials hope, will provide space for dumping tires for perhaps the next five to 10 years. SMOULDERING REMAINS — Scenes like this at the dump are now a once-a-weck occurrence and by sometime this summer will be abolished entirely. The County Air Pollution Control district is permitting no more burning of certain types of petroleum and rubber materials and all burning- is severely restricted. Materials to be burned are collected in "drying out" piles during the week and are burned after 10 p.m. Saturdays. The smouldering effect in this picture only occurs Sunday mornings now when the fire hasn't completely burned out.

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