Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yard Debris and Chipping Events on the Palouse October -- November 2011

Suzanne Tresko, Recycling Coordinator, Spokane Solid Waste System, Spokane, Wash., has confirmed the following fall yard debris and chipping events in five communities on the Palouse. The goal is to process residential Clean Green yard and garden debris.

Only residential Clean Green material is allowed. Any other material is garbage and will not be accepted.

The events are scheduled 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the following towns,
·   October 22, 2011 - Fairfield
  • October 29, 2011 - Latah
  • November 5, 2011 - Rockford -- cancelled
  • November 12, 2011 - Waverly
  • November 19, 2011 – Spangle 
The host town must monitor the customers and materials that residents bring in. Clean Green means woody material less than 3 inches width and 6 feet in length. NO land clearing debris, stumps, trunks, or branches larger than the Clean Green size limit. NO dirt, plastic bags, metal, other garbage, contaminants, or material that is already an odor nuisance when delivered.

Residential means NO material from parks, public works, or other town projects, or business, commercial, farming, or silvaculture activities.

The chipping and hauling contractors will only accept and process residential Clean Green material. Anything left at the site that does not meet the residential Clean Green definition will be the responsibility of the hosting town to handle at their own cost and separately from these events.

Incoming material closes at 3:00 p.m. so the contractors have time to finish grinding, loading, and helping with site clean up.

The Town of Fairfield and Town of Latah are hosting a FREE composting workshop on the same day as their yard debris day:
  • Fairfield will be at 10:00 a.m., October 22, 2011 at the Community Center.
  • Latah will be at 10:00 a.m., October 29, 2011 at their community center.
Master Composters of Spokane County will provide home composting sessions on the same day as their yard debris day, November 5, 2011, at City Hall, Emma St., Rockford, Wash., 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Residents who attend the 45 minute session will learn how to reduce the volume of residential organics that they generate and compost what they do generate. After attending the session, they'll receive a free home compost bin (1 per residence, with proof of Spokane county ID).

Contact your city hall for information about a home composting class.

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