Intermountain Disposal offers its Delleker transfer site to help Quincy

By Debra Moore

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With the East Quincy transfer site out of commission — at least for a while — Intermountain Disposal is stepping up to ensure that garbage service continues for the Quincy area.

Intermountain Disposal is a Portola-based, family-run company that serves the eastern end of the county. It offers curbside pickup and operates transfer stations in Delleker and Graeagle. The company will be opening the Delleker site to Waste Management so that it can operate its residential and commercial pickup routes and haul the garbage to Delleker.

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This morning, Barry Nealan, the local district manager for Waste Management who oversees Plumas County operations, had said he was unsure what the company would do since its other Plumas County transfer station was in Chester and under mandatory evacuation orders.

Ricky Ross, who with his wife, Candy, and son Richard, own and operate Intermountain Disposal, called Plumas News to let us know that the Delleker transfer site would also be open to Quincy residents to self-haul their trash. The facility currently is open Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed from noon to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. The site is located at 7390 Industrial Way in Delleker. He said it’s most likely that the site will be open seven days a week, but that change has to be approved by the state.

Ross said that he was contacted by the county this morning, as well as Waste Management, for assistance. “We are happy to help,” Ross said. “We are all one county.”

Ross recently had his own experience in dealing with providing service during the Beckwourth Complex Fire. “We just kept rolling,” he said.

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His employees are stretched thin at the moment since it’s the busy season in his service area, which includes Graeagle, but he said that they will make it work.