Mint Springs Storm Debris Collection Site Closed for Processing
It's still a mess out there after storms tore through Albemarle County a few weeks ago. Now the county is taking the cleanup process to a new level.
The county has closed all four of its storm debris collection sites at area parks. The most they've seen is at Mint Springs Valley Park in Crozet.
They'll use this week to process 30,000 cubic yards of debris at the site, and the county is doing what it can to keep the environmental impact low.
Tim Hughes with Albemarle County Parks and Recreation said, "We have two options, one would be the landfill one would be panorama, which is a composting operation and it puts a little back into the local economy as well."
Mint Springs Valley Park will be closed for processing all this week. It will reopen as a debris collection facility this Saturday, July 21.
Early estimates suggest the county has only collected about 25 percent of debris from the storm so far.
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