Currently, the Trans-Jordan Landfill does not sell all the compost it converts from the green waste it receives. For this reason, were South Jordan to offer curbside green waste pickup, the material would probably not be recycled into compost; rather it would be dumped into the landfill.
Additionally, residents would pay a higher monthly fee for curbside service green waste pickup, as a third truck (after garbage and recycle trucks) would be required to pick up the green waste. A third truck increases the carbon footprint of curbside services and creates more wear on the road which both should be considered when making a decision.
City staff evaluates potential green waste services on a regular basis to determine if changes make both economic and environmental sense.