For Immediate Release: July 8, 2010
Partnering with Hickman's Family
Farms for a greener world
ARIZ. (July 8, 2010)
Goodyear has teamed up with Hickman's Family Farms to create a new green waste
program that turns tree and shrub trimmings into fertilizer.
City landscaping is trimmed, Goodyear crews dump this biodegradable waste into
one of three special containers placed around the City. The trimmings are then
picked up by Hickman?s and chipped and composted into fertilizer for the farm.
program helps save the City thousands of dollars in disposal fees it would
otherwise have to pay. Perhaps most importantly, the green waste program helps
keep biodegradable waste out of our landfills, where it would turn into methane-laden
biogas, a type of greenhouse gas believed to contribute to global warming.
thanks go out to Billy Hickman and Parks Worker Eric Gomez who were
instrumental in getting the green waste program started.