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Ketchum partnering with Clear Creek Disposal for yard waste collection

Posted: 9:36 AM, Oct 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-15 11:36:36-04
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KETCHUM, Idaho — The City of Ketchum is teaming up with Clear Creek Disposal to collect yard waste next month.

Drop off leaves, flowers, grass, sticks, branches, bark, etc. into the yard waste container at the Park ‘n Ride lot next to the YMCA on Saddle Road. Unacceptable items include dirt, sod, gravel, rocks, flowerpots, bamboo, broken lawn tools and trash. Clear Creek Disposal will collect the yard waste and deliver it to be chipped and composted instead of going into the landfill.

The Ketchum Sustainability Advisory Committee developed this initiative as an effective way to contribute to curbing climate change. Diverting yard waste from trash going to the landfill is important. Once in the landfill, yard waste produces methane, which is roughly 30 times more potent than CO2 as a heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere.

“The city strives to better our environment,” said Mayor Neil Bradshaw. “I am excited about the yard waste collection program and hope Ketchum residents find this to be an accessible and convenient way to responsibly dispose of yard waste.”

Yard waste collection is happening Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have questions about what types of yard waste will be accepted, contact Clear Creek Disposal at 726-9600. Other questions can be directed to participate@ketchumidaho.org.