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[greenyes] RE: landfill bans and organics

On the economics of recycling yard materials, our county owns and operates
both a landfill and three yard material composting sites.

Recently, we were approached by a private landscaper which wanted to take
over our compost sites, so that they could have the end product.

So besides just the economics, this is a valuable end product !

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jenny Bagby [mailto:Jenny.Bagby@no.address]
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 12:30 PM
> To: greenyes@no.address; Sharon_Gates@no.address
> Subject: Re: [greenyes] landfill bans and organics
> Sharon, I would question the assertion that residential greenwaste can
> not be composted "economically" into a high quality product. We have
> been doing just that since 1989. We have an ordinance
> preventing "yard
> waste" from going in residential garbage cans. It has been very
> effective in removing this material from the msw stream. The material
> goes to a compost facility about 30 miles away and the resulting
> product, Cedar Grove Compost, is sold all over the region. The
> contracted tip fee at the compost facility for Seattle yard waste is
> currently about $24 per ton (and they are still in business!).
> Jenny
> City of Seattle

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