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City, Waste Management urge residents to recycle animal waste

Posted: August 5, 2009 12:34 p.m.
Updated: August 5, 2009 5:33 p.m.
 
The city of Santa Clarita and Waste Management remind residents to properly dispose of horse manure to protect the environment and health of local residents. Recycling horse manure prevents harmful urban run-off contamination and local groundwater pollution.

Californians are mandated to recycle 50 percent of all generated greenwaste on both a state and local level. To help meet this mandate, as well as state stormwater requirements, the city of Santa Clarita partnered with Waste Management to develop a new, enhanced manure recycling program which will protect the local environment and save residents money.

"Recycling horse manure is an easy and cost effective way to protect water quality and keep both horses and people healthy and happy," said Sandra Pursley, community relations manager for Waste Management.

With the new disposal program, community members with residential waste service will have the option of either adding an unlimited amount of 64-gallon cart for green waste, or recycling smaller amounts in their greenwaste carts for free.

Waste Management will provide unlimited free greenwaste carts for manure upon request.

The waste disposal program is exclusively offered for horse manure. Dog or other types of animal waste should be properly discarded in residents' blue trash cart.

Waste Management Representatives are available to assist Santa Clarita residents in determining the appropriate level of service to maximize recycling and minimize disposal costs.

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