Chelan County’s new waste disposal facility expected to be operating by next summer

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A Moses Lake company has been awarded a $1.1 million contract to build Chelan County’s new waste disposal facility.

Black Rock Construction and Development will begin work this winter on the 5,200-square-foot building on Highway 97A near Stemilt Growers. It is expected to be operating by next summer.

It will be used as a place for residents to dispose of hazardous household waste and will operate year-round. Previously, the county held annual or semi-annual hazardous waste collection events.

It is being paid for with a $520,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce, a $78,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology and funds from the county and cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere and Entiat.

The facility will charge a nominal fee to cover operations and disposal.