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Ohio Waste Authority Suspends Yard Waste Collections

Unless the district can figure out how to fund the program, it may have to discontinue it.

The Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District in Ohio is suspending its yard waste collection during the first three months of 2018 as it determines whether or not it will continue to offer that service.

Rising costs have made operating the service untenable, according to county officials. Unless the district can figure out how to fund the program, it may have to discontinue it.

CantonRep.com has the details:

While he’s still working out the details, he said he’s looking at cutting the number of drop-off sites to five, requiring collection sites to close their gates to prevent contractors from leaving yard waste there and giving block grants to the remaining collection sites to set limits on program spending.

Once the communities use up their block grant allocation, they would have to decide whether to spend their own money to continue or suspend yard waste collection.

“Either the township is going to pay for it or the resident’s going to pay for it because it’s just getting too expensive,” said Held, who added the snow makes yard waste more difficult to haul during the winter anyway.

Held said he has not yet decided which drop-off sites will close.

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