January 8, 2018
In an effort to reduce traffic at its Environmental Center in Chaska, Minn., Carver County, Minn., is seeking a new yard waste drop-off site.
The county is proposing to move the yard waste drop-off site to a parcel of land owned by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on 82nd Street, and county commissioners are expected to vote on the plan in coming weeks.
StarTribune has more details:
Fast-growing Carver County is looking for a new place to take its residents’ yard waste to ease a snarl of traffic at its Environmental Center in Chaska.
County staff say that the volume of yard waste arriving at the Environmental Center has doubled in just three years. The number of people using the facility, which also accepts hazardous materials, food waste, electronics and other items, has more than doubled since 2008. Staff said the traffic converging on the site, a former HVAC repair business, is extending onto nearby roads.
“It’s just very hectic in that small little area. We’ve had some accidents. We’ve had a lot of very close calls,” said Greg Boe, Carver County’s environmental services manager.