Letter: Disappointed by article

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Dear Editor:

I was disappointed to see the article published on March 15, 2018, in the Rio Blanco Herald Times, entitled, “Road and bridge questions claim dump fees have increased.” I would have liked to have had the opportunity to comment before publication.

I would like to clarify a few of our statements from our letter, as we did not mean to imply that Rio Blanco Landfill had raised their rates this year. In our letter, we noted that our last rate increase was over 10 years ago (the landfill has raised its rates since that time, according to the article it was in 2009). Since that time, fuel, dump fees, employee wages, insurance and virtually all other expenses have increased as is natural over the course of time.

I would like to apologize for any confusion that this letter may have caused. We certainly did not intend to use the county as an excuse to raise our prices. I’ve spoken with Road and Bridge Director Dave Morlan and explained that we had not stated that there were any recent landfill price increases, and we were not singling dump fees out as a major reason for our price increase and apologized if there was a mis-understanding. In the future please contact me at 970-878-4444 to clarify any communication from the company.

Also, please note that we are Eagle River Waste, not Eagle River Water Services.

We look forward to continuing to provide excellent solid waste and recycling services to Meeker and Rio Blanco County and are excited to continue our involvement in the communities.


Fain Richardson

General Manager

Eagle River Waste

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Herald Times has apologized for the lack of comments from Eagle River Waste Systems, and the mistake in the company name. We regret the error.