ST. MARYS – The Elk County Solid Waste Authority is in the market for a yard ramp for use at their Community Recycling Center, located at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. The purchase of a ramp for under a cost of $10,000 was recently approved by the authority at their most recent meeting.
According to Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner, a yard ramp is necessary because there is no room to install a loading dock at the recycling facility.
"There's no way we can put a loading dock where we are. Even the building that we're storing in, there's no place to even build a loading dock," Titchner said.
The authority originally looked into purchasing a used yard ramp; however, after comparing prices, Enforcement Officer Dave Stubber indicated that it would be more cost-effective for them to purchase a new one.
"There are a lot of used yard ramps out there, unfortunately they're all on the other side of the Mississippi. I've been on the phone with about seven different dealers," Stubber said. "Everything is on the other side of the Mississippi, and to get them here it would cost us more than it would to get a new one like out of Cleveland."
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, March 6, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.