The city of St. Cloud offers a compost site on the far south side of St. Cloud which is a great thing for residents. However, it can be an inconvenience for those of us found on the north/west side of St. Cloud – where sites in Sartell and St. Joseph are much closers. I think we need to look at doing one of two things:
- Add an additional compost site on the north/west side of St. Cloud.
- Look to regionalize compost sites with St. Joseph, Waite Park, and Sartell.
Of those two options, I think we should explore option two (2). For years we’ve discussed regionalizing services (be it police or fire) – and made little progress. Compost sites seem like one area we should explore regionalization further with the goal of people in any local community being able to utilize the closest compost sites to where they live at the same cost. I can’t say with certainty that neighboring communities would be amenable to this but I think we should at least engage in a conversation on making this work.