- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Waterloo officials are set to consider a rare exemption to Waterloo’s ban on burning yard waste.

The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1iNl2iA ) that the city council is expected to consider a request Monday by Con-Trol Container Systems to burn a large brush pile next month. The pile is about 30 feet in diameter.

Pat Treloar of the Waterloo Fire Department has recommended denying the request.

The city has banned burning brush, leaves and other yard waste for 13 years. Council members traditionally have rejected requests from businesses looking to burn piles of brush created through site clearance activities.

Council members voted to deny John Deere’s request to burn yard waste in 2010. In 2006, city council denied a burning exemption to developers of the Greenbelt Centre business park near the former Waterloo Greyhound Park.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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