Texas State compost program offers alternative to landfill deposits

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN)– The City of San Marcos is hosting their monthly brush drop-off Saturday but, a Texas State University organization and the San Marcos Resource Recovery program is offering an alternative to the landfill.

According to their website, Bobcat Blend is a faculty managed, student-run and grant-supported research and teaching-oriented waste management campus composting program at Texas State.

Bobcat Blend’s drop-off is located at the Grant Harris Building at 401 E. Hopkins in the parking lot. Leaves and grass clippings can be dropped off in trash or paper bags and deposited in the cage trailer that will be in place until Nov. 18.

Leaves should be free of trash and other other non-biodegradable materials. Large branches should not be dropped off because the program does not have the means to grind up the branches. They plan to use leaves received from the program to make compost.

The monthly drop-off for San Marcos residents is location at 750 River Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and they can take all yard waste, including large branches and stumps.

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