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Solid Waste Division Manager Regina Wheeler has secured a grant from the New Mexico Environment Department for $20,000 for the construction of a collection station for used oil, household hazardous and electronic waste.Wheeler said the current storage tank at the landfill for used oil is adequate and does not leak, but the tank is installed in a lined trench that requires snowmelt and rainfall, which collects in the trench, be remediated. “We’re replacing the tank with a station,” Wheeler said. When the county’s new Eco Station is complete, permanent stations for the collection of many types of household hazardous waste will be established. “We’ll be able to take used motor oil, antifreeze and all kinds of household hazardous waste,” Wheeler said, adding that the Eco Station would also have a monthly event instead of the annual collection. At the county’s annual household waste collection, held on Sept.
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