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City of Newton - Public Works

Posted on: March 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Operations/Landfill Update

Yard Waste

In 2014 the landfill created a 24/7 free yard waste and recycling area outside the front gates of the landfill. This has been an extremely popular addition to the landfill services. Since creating this area for citizens to bring their yard waste anytime day or night at no charge, the amount of yard waste the landfill receives is massive. This yard waste has to be managed. Landfill staff has been busy hauling this waste to an area where it can be placed into large windrows, these windrows are turned on regular basis to assist in the decomposing process until it is broken down to the point it can used as a beneficial use at the landfill. This material can be used for filling rills and promoting vegetative growth on areas of closed cells at the landfill. At any time year round there are several of these windrows in various stages of decomposing. Landfill staff has to periodically move these piles of yard waste from the customer drop off area to the decomposing area to create room for citizens to continue to drop off their leaves and grass.

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