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1,000 trips made per day from Paradise to Anderson with debris

More than 15,000 tons of Camp Fire debris has already been brought to two landfills. The debris is being hauled by around 1,000 trips by dump trucks per day.

The primary landfill being used is in the outskirts of Anderson near Cottonwood. The secondary landfill is in Wheatland. A representative with CalRecycle said there are a number of factors that go into deciding which landfills to use. He said one of the reasons the Butte County landfills weren't chosen was to preserve capacity for private cleanups.

Between 600 and 1,300 truck loads of debris travel to the landfills per day. The trip to Anderson travels down Highway 99 through Cottonwood county roads. The contracted crews are working six days a week.

Contracted workers are coming from all over the state. They are staying in R.V.'s and hotels. The state recommends they stay more than 30 miles outside of Paradise so the fire victims all have a place to stay. Because of this, hotels as far as Redding are housing contractors.

Lance Klug with CalRecycle said the number of trucks being used will ultimately ramp up. CalRecycle is going to work with Caltrans on a traffic analysis to see when and how many can be added as the process continues.

Some Anderson residents said their once peaceful back roads now seem like a freeway.

When asked if this is benefiting Anderson, city engineer Dave Durette said it's more detrimental to infrastructure than anything. Waste Management does pay the county and city 20 cents for every cubic yard of waste in a road mitigation fee.

Supervising Engineer for Shasta County, John Heath said, "Whether this fee will be sufficient for the amount of traffic we are seeing from the Camp Fire, we will have to wait and see," adding he believes it won't be an issue in the end.

One of the homeowners living closest to the landfill said Waste Management is being very considerate to the nearby residents. The roads are cleaned almost everyday and Waste Management put up signs asking the dump truck not to pull over in front of the homes.

This process prompted Waste Management to add 15 more jobs to the Anderson Landfill, some temporary and some permanent.

Klug said as of Monday there are 37 properties cleared of Camp Fire debris. He said the whole process should take well over a year.

Neighbors near the landfill in Anderson said they saw more trucks after the Carr Fire than the Camp Fire. Klug said that will likely change as they ramp up the number of trucks.















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