Grant approved for trash facility NORTHWEST -- Taneytown * New Windsor

February 16, 1993|By Katherine Richards | Katherine Richards,Staff Writer

The town of Manchester has received approval of a state grant of up to $20,000 for a facility to recycle yard waste into usable compost and mulch.

Town Councilman Geoffrey S. Black said yesterday that the amount of the final grant, from the Maryland Department of the Environment, will depend upon how much the town puts up in matching funds. That, in turn, will depend upon what comes out of the town's budget process, which has just begun, he said.

"It's very much in the early planning stages," Mr. Black said. "It's very preliminary."

He said the project might include a wood chipper, a concrete base pad and a storage shed. It may also include composting bins.

When the project begins operations, residents will be able to drop off lawn clippings and branches, and pick up mulch and compost.

Mr. Black said he anticipates having the recycling facility running by this summer. The facility would be located at the north end of Christmas Tree Park.

Mr. Black said that summer yard waste accounts for 30 percent to 40 percent, by weight, of Manchester's solid waste.

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