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Seattle Voting on Shipping Waste to Kittitas Composting Plant

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CLE ELUM, Wash.-- Kittitas County may soon be getting a lot of food and yard waste generated by people in Seattle.

A compost plant project is still in the planning stages and apparently nowhere ready to go.

It would be built in the Cle Elum area, near where the Taylor Bridge Fire ripped through last summer.

The company planning the project is PacifiClean.

The city has negotiated to send 60 percent of organic waste to the plant.

That's out of the 100-thousand tons Seattle produces every year.

Community concerns could hold up the project though.

Some people living in the area are worried the new plant could cause more traffic to go through the area.

They're also concerned it would emit an odor.

Kittitas County has asked PacifiClean to address some concerns and the company is planning to respond to them.

The Seattle City Council will vote on the waste measure on Monday.