The Sudbury Landfill will implement "Winter Hours" for its operations beginning November 3, 2014. The new operating hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting Monday, November 3, 2014, through Saturday, February 28, 2015. Regular operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. will resume on Monday, March 2, 2015 and run until November. The Landfill will continue to be open Monday through Saturday year round.
The switch to Winter Hours will coincide with the end of Daylight Savings Time and shorter daylight hours. The combination of darkness and inclement weather can pose a safety risk for both customers and staff.
"Safety is our number one concern for both customers and staff at the Sudbury Landfill. We feel switching to Winter Hours will help us maintain that focus while having minimal impact on the customers' ability to use the facility during the winter months based on feedback from the public," said Damon Taam, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Walla Walla.
The idea of Winter Hours was introduced in a survey of customers in the fall of 2013; 90% of respondents indicated that switching to a Winter Hours schedule was acceptable. The survey results also showed that reported usage of the landfill decreases dramatically during the winter months and a subsequent analysis of annual customer transactions confirmed that usage drops by nearly 60% during the winter months and particularly so after 4:00 p.m.
More information on the Sudbury Landfill can be found at www.wallawallawa.gov/depts/publicworks/solidwaste.
Spokane Street from Alder Street to the Mill Creek Bridge will be closed to through traffic from September 15 – October 10 as the contractor for the Alley Sewer/Spokane Street IRRP project begins work in Spokane Street. Sidewalks will remain open to pedestrian traffic for business access. There will be no on street parking. During this time, the contractor will replace sanitary sewer, water and storm drain facilities, as well as replace asphalt in Spokane Street between Alder Street and Mill Creek. The alley between Colville Street and Spokane Street will remain open for access to the parking lot and for Goodwill drop offs. The Colville Street entrance to the alley will serve as both an entrance and exit to the alley. Please be extra cautious of pedestrians when entering and leaving the alley.
Detours will be in place to route traffic around Spokane Street.
For more project updates and road closure information, please visit the GoWallaWalla.us website.
For additional information, please contact the Engineering Division at.
The Walla Walla Police Department will be holding a FREE seminar for all landlords, property managers, and tenants who wish to learn more about the Crime Free Rental Housing program. Training dates are October 14, 16, 21,and 23.
This four evening seminar will cover topics to include Landlord/Tenant Law, Tenant Screening, Fire Safety & Codes, dealing with Drug & Gang activity, and the Role of the Police in dealing with criminal and nuisance complaints at rental properties.
The CFRH program has assisted both landlords and tenants in mitigating criminal and nuisance complaints at rental properties throughout the Valley since 2002.
The training is free for anyone who wants to attend, but due to limited space, registrations are required. To register, email request to by September 30.
For more information, please contact Tim Bennett, Public Information Officer at the Walla Walla Police Department at.