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Charlie Gerdes wants to turn dead leaves into teen jobs

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St. Pete City Council will hear a staff report pertaining to the city’s estimated 40,000 tons of yard waste dumped at the city’s brush sites each year. A sole bidder, Consolidated Resource Recovery, is asking for more than $427,000 each year to grind that waste into mulch. That works out to $329 per hour for the service. It’s one of those items that typically flies under the radar and is approved in a blanket motion to approve items on the…

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Turn your Christmas tree into mulch

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St. Pete sanitation officials want residents to turn their Christmas trees into “yuletide mulch” this year. Residents can place their trees next to their garbage and the city will collect the trees and turn them into yard mulch. Christmas tree pickup is scheduled for January 9. Residents should not put trees on the curb or near alley trashcans until January 8. For those residents taking their trees down sooner, they can still be recycled early by taking them to one…

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