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What will the city do with all that sand?

The material is available to the public, but much of it is used as fill for building sidewalks and other projects.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 5:37 a.m.

ELKHART — Where does all that sand used to combat tough driving conditions in the winter end up after it is swept up from city streets?

In Elkhart, it is trucked out to the Organic Resources Distribution Center at 1730 Toledo Road on the city’s east side.

The city uses a lot of it as back fill for both small and big projects.

Mayor Dick Moore said some of it is used when constructing new sidewalks. Last year, a lot of it was used to fill in the massive hole left after the Armory on Main Street was demolished.

The city also distributes it to residents. You can learn more about that at the link above.

Moore said the material has been tested and is environmentally safe.


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