BRIGHAM CITY -- Residents who want to dump their green waste will have to drive to a different location, beginning this autumn.
The city council has agreed to change zoning for 10 acres at 800 N. Watery Lane from agricultural to general industrial to accept the new green drop-off. The new location is next door to the waste-water treatment facility. The current green waste site is West Forest Street, near I-15.
It makes sense, said Brigham City Public Works Director Tyler Pugsley, to have the city's two composting facilities adjacent to one another. The waste-water treatment facility turns biosolids into compost products, while the new green waste site will continue to produce mulch and other natural products.
"Right now those two sites are in different locations, and we're running back and forth, taking products from one to the other," said Pugsley. "We are going to consolidate to make it more user-friendly, more efficient."
Work on the new site will begin in earnest when the new city budget takes effect in July.