The Town of Lancaster is looking to unload leaves it collects.

The Town Board on Monday gave the green light for its Highway Department to dispose of leaves at Adam’s Nurseries on Genesee Street and Good Earth Organics Corp. on Broadway from Nov. 1 through Oct. 31, 2014.

The year-long arrangements will not cost the town anything and the leaves are to be used for composting at both locations.

“It’s more cost-effective to take them to Broadway and saves the town money, instead of running them out to [the town’s] Pavement Road site,” said Councilman John Abraham Jr., who sponsored the two resolutions related to leaf composting.

Adam’s Nurseries will accept up to 2,000 cubic yards of leaves from the town over the yearlong agreement, while Good Earth will accept up to 1,500 cubic yards of leaves from the town per year.

Subdivisions near Good Earth, such as Prairie Landing, have sometimes complained about odors from composting permeating the neighborhood. But town officials said that mixing leaves into the compost piles should help mitigate offensive odors.

Abraham also noted that the town has a long-standing policy of dropping off wood chips at the homes of residents who request them.

In other business, Councilman Ronald Ruffino said that the town will look into purchasing barriers to block cars from pulling too close to the new public safety building.


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