2017-04-20 / Letters to the Editor

Compost instead of burning

I read and participate in your weekly polls that you publish in the paper. In this week’s paper, you ask what do your readers do with their yard waste. Burning should not even have been a choice! Too much of that goes on already.

It is not permitted in Denton Township where I live, but it is ignored for the most part. Enforcement of this township ordinance is null and void. People rake up their yards (maybe) and then they light up the wet leaves and create “smudgepots” here and there in the neighborhood. Many people from downstate don’t even know about the compost yard or where it is. Please publish that in your newspaper!

Bill Curtis


Editor’s note: Several Roscommon County townships offer composting sites where residents can dispose their yard waste. Residents should call their township to inquire about times and services offered. Denton Township, specifically, has a compost and recycling site at 2447 Level Park Rd., off South M-18, in Prudenville. It is open Friday, Saturday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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