Press release: Great American Cleanup is Saturday

The City of Clovis is holding its Great American Cleanup event on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., starting at 500 Sycamore. Landfill fees will be waived from noon, Friday, May 13 through noon, Monday May 16.

City working out landfill policy kinks

Kevin Wilson The City of Clovis is still working out kinks in its week-old landfill payment policies. Effective May 1, landfill customers must pay every time they use the landfill. The old policy allowed for monthly billing. “We had a lot of overdue accounts,” Public Works Director Clint Bunch said. “We had people who pretty […]

Committee postpones vote on sanitation fees

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lifeguards Morris Sharp and Evie Fisher watch over Wednesday afternoon’s “When the Bell Rings” after-school program at the Clovis Wellness Center. The center is one of a many areas where city departments looking for fee increase approvals. If the city commission approves fee increases next Thursday, individual open swims will […]

Officials: Change in landfill fees designed to encourage cleanup

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City residents will be able to take small loads of solid waste to the landfill free of charge under guidelines clarified Wednesday by the Public Works Committee. The change is effective immediately and is designed, in part, to encourage cleanup in the community. The committee decided city residents may […]

Commission passes ordinance for lower landfill rates

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With some quickly withdrawn concerns, an ordinance to allow for lower landfill rates passed through Thursday’s city commission meeting. The ordinance allows, with prior consent of the city public works director and city manager, to assess charges of $10 per ton to dispose debris resulting from the demolition of […]

Wind farm official says they hope to break ground ‘as fast as possible’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When looking for a place to set up their wind farm startup, Abundant Energy was blown away by what they saw in Clovis. The company, which has agreed to start subsidiary Vert-I-Go Energy in Clovis on 6 acres of land south of the city landfill, said the area’s excitement […]

Hospital waste removed from landfill

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Plains Regional Medical Center hired Stericycle Medical Waste Disposal to remove infectious waste found at the Clovis landfill. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A crew with a medical waste disposal company spent Wednesday cleaning up infectious waste found at the Clovis Landfill on Saturday. Justin Howalt, city engineer, confirmed […]

Infectious waste from hospital found at landfill for fourth time in three years

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the fourth time in three years, infectious waste from Plains Regional Medical Center has been discovered at the Clovis landfill, officials confirmed Tuesday. City Engineer Justin Howalt said city employees found the infectious waste Saturday during routine procedures at the landfill. Howalt said the area containing the waste […]

Pilot recycling designed to save landfill space

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File photo The city has set up a recycling collection point at the landfill, as well as Albertsons and Wal-Mart locations. The pilot recycling program, started in January, has netted the city about 100 tons in materials that would have otherwise taken up landfill s By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city officials are […]

City landfill swamped during holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Christmas trees are recycled Tuesday at the Clovis landfill. Christmas tree are just a small part of a big increase in waste at area landfills this time of year. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Whether it is disposable aluminum pie pans, fruit cakes or ravaged gift wrapping and packing […]

Public Works seeks landfill permit renewal

CNJ staff This is a report of Tuesday’s Public Works Committee special meeting: The public works committee is recommending to the city commission to apply for a landfill permit renewal. The permit renewal will consist of increasing the height of the landfill, using space for construction debris disposal and opening for four new cells, according […]

Something to do on January 2

Now that Christmas is over, you can get rid of your live, ornament-and-tinsel-free Christmas tree by placing it next to your dumpster or taking it to the landfill located on East Brady. To notify public works that you have a tree that needs to be picked up call 769-2376.

Recycling gives Christmas trees new life

CNJ staff Ornament and tinsel-free Christmas trees left by Dumpsters will be picked up by Clovis’ team of refuse collectors. Trees also can be taken to the landfill on East Brady Street. Either way, the trees will be ground up to make free mulch at the landfill. “People will use the mulch and it’s better […]

Landfill trash lands in nearby back yards

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Brent Myers of Clovis unloads trash from his truck Friday at the Clovis Landfill. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An odd assortment of items ended up on the lawn of Clovis resident Tana Williams: A list of airmen from Cannon Air Force Base and their assignments, graded school papers, an […]

Lack of area papers buyers restricting Clovis recycling

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Dina Orozco and Melissa Breyette jog past recycling bins Thursday while running at Hillcrest Park. The bins in the park are for recycling tin and aluminum. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Glen Seeber Although the city of Clovis accepts paper for recycling, a Texico Junior High School math teacher learned recently the paper is not […]

Public works asks for cleanup funds

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Monitoring well number five at the Clovis land fill was the first well to detect levels of Perchloroethylene from the old city land fill. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Jack King Clovis’ Public Works Department will ask the city commission to approve spending $117,000 to fund the first steps in cleaning up a half-mile-long plume […]

Building parts given new life with project

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Carla Givens, solid waste manager for Cannon’s 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Dan Gould of Habitat for Humanity work together to keep reusable building materials from being dumped into local landfills. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Demolition begins today on the old 27th Security Forces building at Cannon Air […]

City formulates cleanup plan for landfill

By Jack King Remediation of ground-water contamination beneath the old Clovis landfill and sewage treatment site will begin in about six months. It could cost between $639,000 and $1.5 million, Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang said Wednesday. City officials said in May that a plume of perchloroethylene, a toxic solvent, has been found in […]