Compost smell hurting small businesses

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Small business owners say smells from the Nature's Needs composting site in North Plains is driving away business.

The facility accepts much of Portland's food and yard waste.

Many residents and business owners charge that offensive odors frequently waft from the facility through neighborhoods and commercial areas. Ruth Peterson, who owns the Corner Deli less than a mile away, says the odors have driven customers away.

“I’ve seen people drive up outside, get out of the car, wrinkle their noses, get back in the cars and drive away,” Peterson said last week. “They’re not going somewhere else in North Plains to eat. They’re leaving town.”

The Washington County Board of Commissioners must decide whether the facility can continue accepting food waste before the end of the year. A work session on the issue has been scheduled for Oct. 23.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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