yard waste woes – truck from Santa Cruz to Monterey County?


yard waste — how far should it travel?

Wonder where your yard waste goes?

yard waste to travel to Monterey County — wonder why ?

Santa Cruz County plans to export  yard  waste  to Monterey County.  Wonder why?

“Willful waste makes woeful want” — 1556.    Curious what others do with their waste?   You can see exactly where your waste goes in Seattle,  Washington.


Becky Steinweiner writes:

“Does it make sense to you that 100% of the County’s 43,000 tons of yard waste be trucked to Monterey County, perhaps to San Lucas?  Does it make sense to you that NONE of that material would most likely return to Santa Cruz County?  Why would Public Works want to recommend the Board of Supervisors approve a contract that would multiply the carbon footprint of the composting program, and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions with all that trucking and remove a viable operation and jobs from Santa Cruz County?  Please write and call the Board of Supervisors and insist all yard waste recycling/composting stay in Santa Cruz County at the Buena Vista site and to give the contract to Vision Recycling:  454-2200″

Think it’s best to keep our yard waste local?  People to contact include:

compiled by Cameron Jackson, Monterey Bay Forum



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