Environment
2:03 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Pilot Program Diverts Two Tons of Food Scraps

Providence's pilot composting program has diverted two tons of food scraps from the Central Landfill during its first nineteen weeks in operation. Director of Sustainability for Providence Sheila Dormody says these efforts will help the city to implement a zero waste strategy by 2033.

"The idea is to divert as much as we possibly can from the landfill, so we are reducing the amount of waste that we're creating in the first place and recycling as much as we can and putting everything else to good use. Composting is going to be a central piece of how we solve our waste management problems here in Rhode Island."

Dormody reports that 105 families are now taking part in the program.

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