Seattle food waste going to Kittitas County

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle City Council approved a six-year contract Monday to send the city's food and yard waste to a compost plant in Kittitas County.

The Seattle Times reports
the six-year contract with PacifiClean Environmental is worth $4 million a year.

The vote was delayed a week after a group of Kittitas County residents raised concerns about a proposed composting site in the scenic Elk Heights area.

The company is looking for a new site away from homes, rivers and the Mountains to Sound Greenway.