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Action Line: Windsor brush recycling

Emily Wenger
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Question — What happens to the brush I take to the Windsor brush recycling site after I drop it off?

Answer — The brush is ground into mulch, kept partially by the town of Windsor, partially by the contractor that grinds it, and whatever's left is available to Windsor residents for free.

According to Eric Lucas, the director of the Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department, the pile of grass clippings, leaves, garden trimmings and branches at the town's brush recycling site is ground by Hageman, the company the town contracts with to grind the pile.

Hageman keeps half the mulch to sell as part of the company's agreement with the town, and the town uses the other half throughout Windsor's town parks and landscaped areas, Lucas said.

If there's any mulch left over, Windsor's residents can pick it up for free. Currently, the town does have some extra mulch, so any residents who may need some can stop by the site during its normal business hours.

The amount of mulch the town uses from the site can save about $5,000 each year, Lucas said, which is helpful because, at a recent town board meeting, the town raised the rates for the site's use because Windsor's still loosing money on the site.

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The Brush Recycling Site, 801 Diamond Valley Drive, is open from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday from November-February. From March through October, the site is open 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, according to a news release from the town of Windsor.

The site accepts grass clippings, leaves, garden trimmings and branches under 18 inches in diameter. It does not accept sod, lumber, trash or branches more than 18 inches in diameter.

The new 2018 Brush Recycling Site Permits became available April 1. For more information, go to windsorgov.com/brushrecycling or call 970-674-2400.

— If you have a question for Action Line, send it to Emily Wenger, ewenger@mywindsornow.com, or call (970) 392-4468.