York city offers yard-waste composting in the wake of Sandy

Some rain rolled through the area. Perhaps you heard about it.

Perhaps, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, you have limbs or other yard waste you’re trying to get rid of.

In that case, the city provides.

York residents are encouraged to use the city’s compost facility this weekend for downed limbs and other organic waste stirred up by the hurricane. Other yard waste is also being accepted.

The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday — for city residents only.

Customers will need to show identification, according to a city release. And grass clippings are not permitted.

If you can’t make it to the compost facility — at Memorial Park, 900 S. Vander Ave. — the city is offering curbside waste collections as scheduled.

For curbside pickup, yard waste must be placed in authorized yellow yard waste cans, or in paper yard waste bags. Branches must be bundled, and all offerings must be 40 pounds or less.

Cans and biodegradable bags are available at the Public Works Office, 101 S. George St.

Public works on Thursday said so far requests for yard waste removal from city residents appear to be minimal. Maybe that’s another indication Sandy mostly spared the area.

Or maybe it’s an indication that Saturday will be a busy day at the compost yard.

About Tim Stonesifer

Tim Stonesifer is the York city reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Email him at tstonesifer@ydr.com, call 771-2032 or follow him on Twitter @timstonesifer.
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