FRUIT HEIGHTS — Not all garbage ends up in a smelly heap in a landfill.
As recycling efforts have picked up in Davis County, what gets tossed out might end up being burned for energy at Hill AFB. Or it could be packaged with paper and plastics and sent to China. Or it might be heated, treated and offered back to Davis County residents as compost.
Davis County cities continue to add to recycling options for their residents. City councils in Kaysville and Fruit Heights are discussing additional options for residents.
Kaysville, which has been offering recycling services for more than a year, is considering adding green waste recycling.
Fruit Heights, which already offers green waste recycling, is looking at adding the option of general recycling for its residents.
Fruit Heights looks at recycling options
“A lot of people emailed us and told us that they’re interested in recycling and would like to see the city move toward a recycling program,” said Brandon Green, city manager of Fruit
Heights. “We’ve called all the cities in Davis County to see what kind of participation they’re getting from recycling and the numbers are upwards of 80 percent.”
Fruit Heights city council members discussed options in a September meeting and again this week. The city’s initial survey of residents showed 92 in support of adding general recycling and 49 against it. It would be offered as an opt-out program, according to Green.
For more information check out the Oct 18 edition of Davis Clipper.