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Re: [greenyes] RE: landfill bans and organics

John makes my point exactly! Wisconsin keeps greenwaste out of the
landfill completely (by keeping it out of the trash can), so the economics
are entirely different from what we have here in California. I agree that a valuable, desirable, and useful product could result from
composting residential greenwaste. At least in CA, regulations (perhaps)
inadvertently prevent that from happening.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California

"Reindl, John" <Reindl@no.address>
06/28/2004 10:50 AM

To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [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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