Pet Project

Steven Averett, Content Director, Waste Group

April 1, 2009

1 Min Read
Pet Project

You know public perception of WalMart and other big box stores is at a particularly low ebb when residents of a Cincinnati community, mulling development options for the recently capped Gray Road landfill, opted for a pet cemetery as the more desirable proposal. Such was the decision of the Spring Grove Village Community Council (SGVCC), one of several local governing bodies considering plans for the site.

The seven-acre Willows of Spring Grove pet cemetery would include a special section for service dogs, sitting areas, walking paths, a reflection pond and a dog park. "We believe that this project will be a positive change to our community and provide a long-term landmark to the city," wrote SGVCC President James Beauchamp in a recommendation letter.

The proposal awaits approval by other community groups. There is a certain symmetry to the project, as dogs once scolded for getting into the trash will now permanently — blissfully — reside just above it.

SOURCE: The Cincinnati Enquirer

About the Author(s)

Steven Averett

Content Director, Waste Group, Waste360

Steven Averett joined the Waste Age staff in February 2006. Since then he has helped the magazine expand its coverage and garner a range of awards from FOLIO, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS). He recently won a Gold Award from ASBPE for humor writing.

Before joining Waste Age, Steven spent three years as the staff writer for Industrial Engineer magazine, where he won a gold GAMMA Award from MAGS for Best Feature. He has written and edited material covering a wide range of topics, including video games, film, manufacturing, and aeronautics.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA in English.

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