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The Montezuma County Landfill received 26,911 tires during a five-day program that waived disposal fees, according to Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla.

Montezuma County

The Montezuma County commissioners agreed Monday to designate May 12th as a free day for all individual county residents at the landfill. However, in a change from past years, they will not allow Cortez trash trucks in for free.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Fees at the Montezuma County Landfill will rise by 3 percent in 2018.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Montezuma County Landfill manager Shak Powers talked trash at Monday’s county commission meeting, delivering potential good news on two fronts. Powers unveiled a plan to redesign the landfill with deeper cells and an improved drainage system that – if approved by  the state – could extend the landfill’s life by two decades and save an estimated $19 million.

Gail Binkly / KSJD

A new store is opening in Montezuma County at an unlikely location – the landfill.