PLEASANT VIEW -- Green-waste vouchers will be available to residents again this year. In years past, the city had a pick up day it would pickup resident's green waste from the curb, but they discontinued that practice last year and provided a one-day-use voucher to dump green waste at the Weber County landfill instead. To receive a voucher, residents need to call city offices at 801-782-8259 and request the voucher.
The city had found the curbside pickup expensive and had problems with residents leaving material that was not green waste out at the curb.
"Last year the council determined to no longer do curbside pickup," said City Administrator Melinda Brimhall. She said there had been several issues from the change and the city had received a few complaints.
"Last year there were 91 vouchers," Brimhall said. She said word went out last year about the vouchers and residents called and were mailed a voucher.
"It worked well. Only those that were interested received a voucher. It was a nice thing for our residents, and I would like to see it continue," Brimhall said.
"It was a great savings for the city -- it was successful and should continue on," Councilman Michael Humphreys said.
"The only complaints were from those without a vehicle, like a truck or trailer, or the elderly who couldn't throw it in a truck and haul it away," said Mayor Doug Clifford. He said the city was making an appeal to some of the religious organizations or Scout troops in the city to help those who are unable to haul away their green waste.
"We could put it in our spring newsletter, and put in the fact we are going to be doing this," Clifford said. "We are accepting offers from benevolent residents of our community to offer services for those who don't have the means to do this."
Councilman Toby Mileski said it would be helpful if residents who are already making the trip to the green-waste facility would allow a neighbor to just throw their stuff on, too.
Community Development Director Bruce Talbot suggested the city could help coordinate the efforts of the community working together to haul away the green waste.