Olathe residents concerned about compost facility application

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OLATHE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Some neighbors in Olathe are speaking out after they found out a composting facility could be going in near their homes.

The company is still waiting on approval of a special use permit, which would allow them to start composting by the old Thunder Mountain Raceway.

Residents on Amber Road claim a public notice sign is how they found out that a composting facility might be going in near their homes.

According to Montrose County, the applicant originally requested that bio-solids, or products of sewage, be used as fertilizer on the property.

Neighbors say the property owners met with residents in the area and said they would not put bio-solids on the property, but so far, nothing is official yet.

One man said he's worried that trash could find its way to his land.

"The wind blows here. Man, it can blow. And if they are not equipped with the proper fencing, and how to handle that, we are going to have papers all over. If you look around, this area is pretty pristine back here, and I don't want that stuff,” said Olathe Property Owner, Gordy Diers.

The application is for a class 3 composting facility, which means they can take in things like meat products and newspapers as well as plants.

If the Montrose County Planning Commission approves the application on June 27th, it will go before commissioners on July 17th.



 
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