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City Temporarily Closes Wood Waste Recycling Facility
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Citing increased use and an accumulation of wood debris, the city of Twin Falls said today they would close the wood waste recycling facility. “We have seen an increase in use of the wood waste facility,” said Dean Littler, Street Superintendent for the City of Twin Falls. “Unfortunately, we have exceeded the amount of space that we have to store the wood waste, so we will have to close the facility until Southern Idaho Solid Waste can process it.”
The wood waste recycling facility is a free service for citizens living in the City limits, and was opened to reduce landfill material by converting yard and wood waste for alternative uses. The City contracts with Southern Idaho Solid Waste, which has the equipment to process large amounts of wood waste into landscaping material. The chipped wood waste is available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Processing of the current accumulated wood waste is not expected to begin until early August. The wood waste recycling facility is expected to reopen during the second week of August.
While the facility is closed, wood waste can be delivered to the local transfer station located at 2186 Orchard Drive East.
The City is asking citizens to not dispose of waste at or around the site until the facility reopens. Illegal dumping in or around the site is difficult to process and costs additional time and money.