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Phoenix Mulch Plant Ordered Shut Down Following Pollution Complaints

Phoenix city officials ordered an open-air mulching facility to shut down this week after a months-long battle with nearby residents and business owners, who complained the odor and particulates emanating from the facility were making them sick. 

In a letter to Green Earth Recycling, which set up on the corner of 23rd Avenue and Williams Drive about 18 months ago, Planning Director Alan Stephenson gave owners 60 days to clear out its 10-foot-high piles of mulch and cease operations.

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