Conservation District Renews Oil Tank Agreements

Sheridan County Conservation District supervisors this week renewed agreements for the oil recycling tanks in the towns of Dayton and Clearmont for another year.

District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski said the agreements for the tanks have been in place since the late 1990s and are renewed on an annual basis.

Rogaczewski said the tanks are emptied two or three times a year. She said last year about 735 gallons of used oil were recycled from the tank in Clearmont, and 1,450 gallons were recycled from the tank in Dayton.

She said there's no charge to the landowners who bring their used oil to the tanks, and the Conservation District asks only that they use the facilities responsibly and not put anything in the tanks except used oil. She described where the tanks are located.

Action on the agreements came during the conservation district meeting earlier this week. Also during the meeting, supervisors talked about the state convention coming up at the end of November, and discussed what some next steps could be with regard to the old Acme Power Plant site which the Conservation District owns. But Rogaczewski said the consultants who were at the visioning session for the power plant earlier this year haven't yet presented their report on those results.

Rogaczewski said plans are also being made for a soil health workshop to be held Nov. 10 at Sheridan College. Sheridan Media will have more on that in subsequent stories.