Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton created a challenge to try and get the City of Phoenix to divert nearly half of its waste from landfill by 2020. And as part of that challenge, the city is working with a company to build, manage and operate a $16 million compost facility, which will compost approximately 55,000 tons of material annually and reduce the city’s overall waste by 11 percent.
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The landscape trimmings and green waste you put out on the sidewalk could soon be going to Phoenix’s new composting facility.
The 27-acre space came out of a challenge by the mayor to get Phoenix to divert almost half of the city’s waste out of the landfill by 2020.
The machine can compost up to 55,000 tons of material annually, which the city hopes to reach in a year.