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Deffenbaugh, Government Partner on Yard Waste ProgramDeffenbaugh, Government Partner on Yard Waste Program

Allan Gerlat

September 3, 2013

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Deffenbaugh, Government Partner on Yard Waste Program

Deffenbaugh Industries Inc. is partnering with two counties to establish a yard waste program.

The Kansas City, Kan.-based Deffenbaugh is working with Johnson County and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, allowing residents in Wyandotte County to take their residential yard waste to the company’s landfill in Johnson County for free. Acceptable items include grass clippings, leaves and branches, according to a news release.

In the fall Deffenbaugh and the Unified Government will open drop-off sites for yard waste at central locations in Wyandotte County.

The two entities also will work together to create a subscription-based curbside yard waste pickup program.

All yard waste collected at the landfill, from the drop-off sites or through the subscription curbside collection program will go to a composting operation. The Unified Government said the goal of the program is to reduce the amount of yard waste going to the landfill.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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