It only took place two weekends this year compared to multiple weekends last year, but the second and final free greenwaste drop off, sponsored by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services as well as the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, wrapped up Monday with what looks like positive numbers. Site coordinator, Nathan Alcorn, says even with the pace slowing a bit on Sunday and Monday the participation has been very good.*
Sunday was steady and Monday was picking up as residents took advantage of the free opportunity, but Alcorn says the slowdown at the end is a positive sign.
Alcorn says the re-organization of the site and the consolidation of drop off dates has also increased efficiency. He also says the money and time saved is significant
He also says that people are following the rules and not dumping prohibited items which makes everything run smoothly and keeps invasive species from being distributed with the mulch that is created.
Though no totals were available early Monday, Alcorn predicts the amount of greenwaste collected this year will be equal to or greater than last year’s effort.