Wandering pile of manure finds a home

PALMER -- Several tons of manure and other compostable materials will be on the move for a second time this week as Evergreen Landscaping owner Jeff Dinwiddie tries to find a suitable home for his smelly waste.

More than 40 dump truck loads of manure and grass clippings were hauled Tuesday to a pit in Palmer owned by Alaska Demolition that accepts building demolition waste.

But Palmer city planning and code compliance technician Dawn Webster on Wednesday said manure couldn't stay.

The Palmer pit accepts building waste at its landfill near the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Manure and other waste that can become smelly is not permitted, Webster said.

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