Waste management is really interesting to me because it balances environmental impacts with fiscal efficiency. Casper’s landfill is state-of-the-art and is constantly looking to save space and money. When they banned yard waste from the landfill, the city ramped up collection of materials usable for compost and wood chips, and offers these materials back to residents as an incentive.
“Casper has begun banning grass clippings and other yard waste from the trash that goes into their landfill. Officials expect it to save the city tens of thousands of dollars, but people who are into living green are pretty excited, too. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports.”