EPHRATA – After holding a meeting on February 23, 2021, to take public comment, the Grant County Board of Commissioners voted on June 1, 2021, to approve the recommendation of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee to close the Coulee City Drop Box. Due to notification and closure requirements, the last operating day is expected to be September 11, 2021.
District No. 1 Commissioner Danny Stone stated “it was a difficult decision but after weighing the expenses vs. revenues, it was clear this drop box was not legally sustainable. Unfortunately, the current level of customer usage, even with the increase of tipping fees, has not covered the cost of operating the site.”