Timpanogos, can you handle this? I don’t think they can handle this. (Woo!) For the first time in twenty years, the Timpanogos Special Service District will have more in common with Destiny’s Child than they would have ever expected. They have accumulated more compost waste than they can handle.
The Timpanogos Special Service District accepts green waste from locals in Utah County in hopes of stopping it from entering harmful landfills. The district will then turn around and sell the waste for mulching projects for around $20 a yard. However, during the busy season of lawn care, they have accumulated more waste than they can sell. If they cannot get the compost to a safe level, it can cause potential harm the land and natural resources around the pile.
District manager, Jon Adams stated if the pile does not get to a safe level in the next 60 days, the district will be set back anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000. Adams says he has been at the dump site for the last 15 years and this is the first time they have ran into this issue. The district has arranged for people to take their yard waste to nearby collection centers, since they can no longer take their dirt. Once the pile is back to a safe height, they will reopen.
This large amount of green waste can only mean good things for our future. This issue in Utah County shows that when a green alternative is available, people will use it. If everyone had the option of disposing their waste for free or for a low fee, in a simple and convenient manner, we can only assume our waste removal issues would be close to solved.
Source: Deseret News