Clarkston council approve yard waste study of viable options

CLARKSTON, WA - The Clarkston City Council approved a $4,600 study as the result of a decision made at Monday night's meeting, to examine what options are available for the city's yard waste disposal.

The city is currently contracted through EKO to provide sludge and yard waste disposal. But Mayor Kathleen Warren said if the Lewiston City Council isn't able to solidify a contract with the company, EKO may close down their facility in the area. The study, that'll be conducted by Keller Associates of Clarkston, will offer options to the council if anything were to happen with EKO.

"Essentially what we're doing is looking to find out what our options are," said Warren. "Do we increase our ability to store waste? Do we ship it out of town which means it could be going as far away as the Tri-Cities?"

Warren said the move by the council is strictly a precautionary measure.