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January 14, 2002
Peoria, Ill. -- The Peoria County Board voted 11-7 to reject Houston-based Waste Management Inc.'s attempt to recapture grass and leaves for its landfills. Waste Management and the city of Peoria filed a request to repeal the state's yard trimmings ban for five years to determine whether returning grass and leaves to the landfill would accelerate paper and food decomposition.
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