- The Department of Planning and Public Works Integrated Waste Management Division in Yolo County, Calif., is joining Encore Farming Solutions in an effort to increase sustainability practices for agricultural waste.
- The program will give the farming community a cost-effective, environmentally sound way to recycle plastics used in farming.
- The partnership made it possible for the county landfill to accept farm waste, which will be turned into reusable plastic bags by Encore Farming Solutions, eliminating disposal costs.
From the article:
... Through this partnership, the Yolo County Central Landfill can now accept agriculture irrigation drip tape, almond film plastic, black mulch film plastic, HDPE plastic grape cover, greenhouse film plastic, and strawberry fumigation tarp at no cost to the grower. ...
... "Not only will this program save landfill space, it is also expected to save Yolo County growers $45,000 per year for every 1,000 acres farmed," said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chairman Duane Chamberlain. ...