Northwest NEWS

March 26, 2001


Horse owners needed for manure pick-up program

Given that a single horse can produce nearly 13 tons of manure and bedding waste per year, the reasons to utilize a manure pick-up service pile up pretty quickly.
   Beginning in May, Waste Management Inc. is offering a pilot program to horse owners living in the Hollywood Hills area to, for a fee, pick up horse manure and stall waste. The waste will be collected weekly in much the same manner as garbage collection service. The collected waste will be taken to a compost facility to be processed into soil amendment products.The service targets horse owners who do not compost or use the manure on their property.
   Cost is $100 per month for weekly pickup. If you are a horse owner in the Hollywood Hills area and wish to sign up, call Waste Management Sno-King at (425) 814-1695, ext. 2. If the pilot program is successful, the program may be offered to more neighborhoods.
   To learn more about the program, or about ways to deal with horse manure, attend the Hollywood Hills Manure Management Day, March 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Hollywood Hills Riding Club Arena.
   Examples of the manure containers will be on display and experts will provide information on all aspects of manure management.
   For details, contact Laurie Clinton of the King County Livestock Program, at (206) 296-1471.