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  Regular Agenda Item     4. C.    
Regular BOS Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/24/2020  
Submitted For: Steve Sanders Submitted By: Steve Sanders, Director
Department: Public Works Division: Recycling & Landfill Management
Fiscal Year: Current Budgeted?: No
Contract Dates
Begin & End:
N/A Grant?: No
Matching
Requirement?:
No
Fund?: New

Information
Request/Subject
Information regarding the pilot project for composting.
Background Information
Local agencies have been discussing the need for a composting program in Gila County. If the compost was available, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has agreed to a 100-ton pilot project for erosion control on highways in the area.
Evaluation
Gila County Recycling and Landfill Management with the assistance of Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District have created a recipe to make 100 tons. The recipe includes sludge, green waste chips, and cardboard. To blend the ingredients together takes machinery that Gila County does not have. Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District has agreed to loan the necessary equipment to the County for the project. The County will need to transport the equipment from Pinetop-Lakeside for the project and return it when finished. The County will also need to purchase and haul chips from east Mesa for the project. The Town of Miami has agreed to supply the sludge and haul it to the landfill for the project.
Conclusion
The resources currently exist to attempt this trial project. From this trial project, the local agencies supporting and participating in the project should have a better idea if this is something to consider and invest in as a sustainable commodity and long-term benefit to the community.
Recommendation
Staff recommends and supports this pilot project for composting.
Suggested Motion
Information/Discussion regarding the pilot compost project. (Kenny Keith)

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