Ogden delays decision on curbside green waste

Ogden delays decision on curbside green waste

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The Ogden City Council is going to wait several years before exploring a curbside green-waste program.

Ogden has had curbside recycling since 2001, but a green-waste program would allow residents to get rid of yard and vegetable waste, grass clippings and tree debris with a can instead of hauling it to a central site.

The site accepts about 900 tons of waste a year that is turned into compost, mulch, wood chips, rock chips and firewood, which is sold to the public.

Jay Lowder, Ogden's public ways and parks manager, recommended to the council that it wait until at least 2011 to consider the program because of cost concerns.

The city would likely need to buy at least two $250,000 trucks for the program.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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