More ideas on how to recycle green waste and wood waste - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

More ideas on how to recycle green waste and wood waste

Posted: Updated:

The testimony was generally favorable on a bill to authorize the Guam EPA to hire companies to dispose of green waste after storms and village clean-ups.  In a public hearing Friday, the owner of a composting business - former Senator Mike Limtiaco - agrees that Govguam should set the example of how to manage and recycle green waste and wood waste.

"We cant just take a backhoe and clear the easements and just push it into the jungle. That doesn't work either. It just provides a habitat for rotting green waste, and that provides a habitat for the rhinoceros beetle to lay their larvae. But if you take it to an active composter, that heat generation, the larvae just cannot live in that kind of heat", Limtiaco stated.
 
Another suggestion to improve the bill came from the Agriculture Department's Dr. Russell Campbell who says the government should prepare now for the inevitable typhoon, stating, "The green waste problem is magnified probably a hundredfold. And one of the things that's been left out of the discussion so far is what do you do with that. There needs to be set up green waste staging sites in Guam for that eventuality."
 
Campbell says the site should also be built to meet FEMA requirements so that it qualifies for federal reimbursement.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • No Tsunami Threat from Fiji Earthquake

    No Tsunami Threat from Fiji Earthquake

    For Immediate ReleaseAugust 19, 2018No Tsunami Threat from Fiji EarthquakeThe U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2, at 10:19 AM (ChST). The earthquake was reported at Latitude 18.17S and Longitude 178.111W withMore >>
    For Immediate ReleaseAugust 19, 2018No Tsunami Threat from Fiji EarthquakeThe U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2, at 10:19 AM (ChST). The earthquake was reported at Latitude 18.17S and Longitude 178.111W withMore >>
  • Bill allows people to identify as transgender without sex change operation

    Bill allows people to identify as transgender without sex change operation

    Legislation has been introduced that would allow individuals who identify as transgender to change their birth certificates without having to undergo a sex change operation. Supporters say similar laws have now been passed in 19 states and 200 cities acroMore >>
    Legislation has been introduced that would allow individuals who identify as transgender to change their birth certificates without having to undergo a sex change operation. Supporters say similar laws have now been passed in 19 states and 200 cities acroMore >>
  • Gubernatorial teams scheduled for D18 Tonight this week

    Gubernatorial teams scheduled for D18 Tonight this week

    We are in the final home stretch...less than one week away from the primary election. Do you know who you are voting for? This week on D18 Tonight, KUAM will give you one last look at each of the gubernatorial teams on our exclusive digital show - the AftMore >>
    We are in the final home stretch...less than one week away from the primary election. Do you know who you are voting for? This week on D18 Tonight, KUAM will give you one last look at each of the gubernatorial teams on our exclusive digital show - the AftMore >>
Powered by Frankly