In a cost-saving measure, the Miramar Landfill will be closed one day a week and on summer holidays starting in October, the city announced this week.
The landfill will be closed Sundays starting in October. It will also be closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
“A six day per week operation will reduce equipment expenditures, as well as improve staff coverage and customer service during the new Monday through Saturday schedule,” Environmental Services Department director Mario X. Sierra said. “The closures will also reduce staff overtime expenses.”
The move is expected to save the city $500,000 annually.
Signs notifying the public of the change will be posted at the site. The landfill continues to be closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The on-site Recycling Center, run by the city's recycling contractor, Allan Company, will also be closed on Sundays to mirror the landfill's schedule.