Organic materials now available through city of Elkhart

Posted on Sept. 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART — The city of Elkhart will open an organic distribution center and will begin selling materials beginning Monday, Sept. 30.

Wood chips, compost, logs, clean fill and firewood will be available for residential use, according to a press release from the city.

The materials are the result of the city’s collection of leaves, brush, trees and street sweepings.

Distribution will happen at the city’s facility at 1730 Toledo Road from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Anyone wanting the materials will have to pay ahead of time at the public works office and then take a receipt to the Toledo Road facility.

For firewood, residents will need to register and pay an annual $25 fee at the public works office at 1201 S. Nappanee St.

The cost for a load of wood chips, logs or compost is $10 if the city loads it and $5 if the recipient loads the material.

Fill dirt is free unless the city loads it, a $5 fee.

Firewood will also be available for cutting on site and is part of the firewood program.

Commercial customers need to contact city public works for prices and availability. For more information, call the city public works office at 293-2572.

Residents can also drop off brush and limbs at the Toledo Road site. Eventually, the city will be accepting leaves and grass clippings.

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