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Colfax looks to encourage yard debris dumping


February 4, 2021

COLFAX — Dump not burn is suggested by the Colfax Fire Department.

Fire Department Officer in Charge Jake Smith spoke to the city council Monday night. He asked them to consider ways to “incentivize” residents to use the local land waste dump to dispose of yard debris instead of burning.

He noted burning debris at the Colfax Golf Course on Jan. 28 that “smoked out the entire city.”

“I’m not really too excited about increasing our restriction levels on these small burns,” said councilmember Jim Kackman.

“...the last thing I want to do is impose more restrictions,” said...

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