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January 26, 2011

Changing Manure Streams Project 2011 - Update

Our project to divert horse manure and bedding from going to landfills is getting close for Lake and McHenry Counties in IL. We have a waste hauler identified to help us on this pilot project and a composting site.

The idea is to put 2 dumpsters at the barns one for garbage and one for horse manure and bedding (and maybe food scraps also). Hauler will continue to take garbage to landfill, but manure and bedding will go to composting site to be composted.

We hope the costs will be at least a little less but also hope everyone can appreciate the decrease in volume going to landfills which should make them last longer.

We will be sending out info and asking horse and stable owners in those counties who are interested to sign up at this website

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/countrysidecenter/

People who sign up will be sent contact info for the waste hauler to find out about pricing

Posted by Randy Fonner at 5:13 PM | Permalink |

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Extension Specialist, Certified Livestock Manager Program
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