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With the closing of 4 R’s Recycling Center, some Jamestown residents are seeking alternative means to recycle leftover and waste materials.
4 R’s, which is run by Helen and Gary Rosenau, Carrington, N.D., closed earlier this month because the value of recyclable materials decreased, it’s rent increased and because the center is behind on sorting.
In trying to control the stink from the city landfill, officials in North Dakota’s largest city have found ways to turn their trash into cash.
“If it smells, it sells,” says Mike Williams, a Fargo city commissioner.
The city is turning methane gas into electricity and sewage into usable water for a nearby ethanol plant. All told, going green should add more than $2 million a year to city coffers.
By Dave Kolpack , The Associated Press
, January 15, 2009
The nation’s farms no longer have to report to authorities the toxic, smelly fumes released from manure.
The Bush administration issued a regulation Friday exempting farms from reporting releases of hazardous air pollution from animal waste to federal, state and local authorities. The rule applies specifically to the gases from manure that are often responsible for odor problems.
By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press
, December 13, 2008
The Jamestown City Council agreed to hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 to discuss a proposed memo of understanding with Great River Energy concerning the sale of treated wastewater to the energy company and the city’s acceptance of raw wastewater from the plant.
“There are three parties who are stakeholders in this,” said Ken Schultz, City Council member, during his motion to table the topic until the special meeting. “Negotiations are ongoing but not concluded. I ask for the special meeting. This gives all parties, GRE, Newman and the JSDC, two weeks to discuss this and reach an agreement.”
City officials in Pierre are considering a proposal to accept treated medical waste from a hospital in Linton, N.D.
City Solid Waste Manager Val Keller said there would be one load every week or two, or an estimated 300 tons a year.
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