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Need any sawdust? Landfill has plenty

Need any sawdust? Landfill has plenty

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- A suburban landfill has too much sawdust.

To cover the cost of burial, the Trans-Jordan landfill is doubling the price charged to sawmills and cabinet makers. Sawdust is a hot commodity in some parts of the country, worth as much as $1,800 a truckload. But there are no plans in South Jordan to sell it.

The landfill gets about 20 tons of sawdust a month. Mounds have been forming for a few years, but the sawdust is going into the ground now because there's no more room.

Manager Dwayne Woolley says the landfill is planning to raise the cost of dumping sawdust to $11 a ton from $5.

Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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