The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 22, 2001 · Page 49
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 49

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 22, 2001
Page 49
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A product of The Salina Journal^ JUSTIN HAYWORTH / The Salina Journal Rodger Schneider turns a row of compost at Kanza Organics, three miles west of Salina, a business he began to turn yard waste and manure into compost and tree branches into mulch. "It's a way to give something back to the community," he said, "if everyone did that, it would be a much better place to live." Turning one person's waste into another's dirt. That's what Rodger Schneider does, which is why he isn't surprised he doesn't make a profit in the business. His company, Kanza Return to Earth story by KARA RHODES / The Salina Journal Farmer turns city's yard waste back into nutrients to further improve the landscape bles and stalks left by Salinans in yard waste carts. City Manager Dennis Kissinger said the decision to use Kanza was easy because it's the only business in Saline Organics, 600 S. Lightville, creates mulch and com- County offering composting, and it's cheaper to post from yard waste. Schneider has a $4,000-a- compost than to take yard waste to a landfill, month contract with the city to take grass, leaves, weeds, brush, limbs, bushes, trees, flowers, vegeta- See KANZA , Page 2

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