For most residents in Cochise County, solid waste disposal is “out of sight and out of mind.”
That is, once something gets put in the trash container, most people don’t think about what happens next. Even the monthly bill fails to raise any real awareness of all that’s involved in getting rid of what people discard.
That may soon change, however, as county and city officials gather May 12 to figure out what to do about the cost of running the Cochise County Solid Waste Department.
Board supervisors learned last month that even with a 5 percent increase in tipping fees at area transfer stations Cochise County will still need to kick in almost $350,000 to cover operating costs.