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Pieces coming together for green waste solution

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Those who are waiting for a place to haul their yard waste, will have to wait just a little bit longer.

Equipment is ordered and permits are filed, but there’s no date yet for when American Valley residents will have a more economical place to haul green waste.

Public Works Director Bob Perreault is orchestrating the many facets of a project that will allow private and commercial parties to bring green waste to the Feather River Disposal site on Industrial Way, to be disposed of by incineration.

While a small loader and incinerator have been ordered, there are still many other tasks to be completed including signing agreements with Feather River Disposal, obtaining a special use permit, hiring a part-time worker and establishing a fee for disposal.

During an interview last week, Perreault said it was premature to discuss a possible opening date because of all of the variables that still exist, including the fee.

“It would be about $5 per cubic yard, which is a full pickup load,” Perreault said.

American Valley residents had been able to dispose of yard waste for free at Sierra Pacific Industries, but since the timber company halted that program while it builds a new large log mill, the only local option is the East Quincy transfer station, where pickup loads can cost $22.

Perreault said he expects to have more information after he meets with the Board of Supervisors early this month.

Some critical portions of the project are already completed including receiving a permit from the air quality control board.

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