Saturday marks the end of no-fee landfill days for private citizens at both Box Elder County landfills.

Box Elder County Commissioner James White suggested the move in conjunction with Gov. Mike Leavitt's request to make Utah sparkle for the week of May 9, the 125th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory.In related business, White noted that bids for a new landfill were recently heard by a joint committee of Box Elder and Weber county residents. Waste Management's plan was first choice and East Carbon Development was second. White said other interested parties did not submit bids.

White also admitted he left a recent meeting of the committee without a positive feeling. He feels Weber County is still dragging its feet and that if Weber pulls out, Box Elder County will go on alone.

White also reported another glitch in the approval of the site east of the Brigham City Airport for a solid waste transfer station. The site has not received FAA approval, and the land was determined to be wetlands by the Corps of Engineers.