Innovation at the Gila County Landfill Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Innovation at the Gila County Landfill: Compost Pilot Project Webinar
Featured Speaker: Kenny Keith has 15 years of experience in solid waste management in Gilbert, AZ. He developed a curriculum on entry-level power plant operations which he taught for 14 years at Northland Pioneer College in northeast Arizona. Mr Keith now serves as the Gila County Landfill and Recycling Manager.
Webinar Overview: The compost pilot project seeks to fulfill two main goals: to extend the life of the Gila County Landfill at Russell Gulch, in Globe, AZ; and to create an environmentally safe and useful compost. Waste paper, cardboard, tree branches, limbs and brush are mixed with processed sludge from community wastewater to make the compost. The finished compost is tested for coliforms, metals and hazardous waste to assure it is safe and considered Class A quality. Project partners include the Arizona Department of Transportation, Town of Miami and the Gila County Board of Supervisors, as led by District 2 Supervisor Tim R. Humphrey.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension
Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/96288101914 Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.