SWANN BURNING CHADRON BRUSH PILE, NOT BLIZZARD DEBRIS

Posted 9 months ago

By John Axtell

SWANN logoSWANN…the Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska…is burning one of the two brush pits at its Chadron transfer station, but very little of the roughly 30,000 cubic yards of tree debris taken in after the October blizzard is involved.

Executive Director Jack Nemeth says what’s being burned now is almost entirely brush and similar debris taken last summer and fall before the blizzard.

SWANN resumes its regular yard waste pickup program tomorrow, but Nemeth says that doesn’t go into the brush pits…which he expects to fill up again rather quickly as the weather improves and regular household pruning and cleanup is added to still more blizzard-related debris.

SWANN took part in a workshop last month on the possibility of recycling some or all of the blizzard debris and Nemeth is very excited about that as long as it doesn’t bring additional expenses that would force rates to go up.