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Iowa Municipality Implements Curbside Food Waste Pickup Program

March 13, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Residents of Iowa City, Iowa, are now allowed to put food waste, including meat and eggs, as well as uncoated paper products, into 35-gallon waste bins – they hold up to 50 pounds – marked with special stickers for curbside pickup. Iowa City officials hope to divert some of the 18,000 tons of food waste that end up in city landfills to composting facilities. The town has been composting food waste since 2007, getting about 600 tons a year from various sources, including the University of Iowa dining halls and hospitals. Officials expect the new curbside program will add another 500 to 1,000 tons a year. [ Food waste bin, image credit: © City of Iowa City  ]
Erin Jordan, "Food Waste Joins Curbside Composting in Iowa City", The Gazette (Iowa City, IA), March 13, 2017, © The Gazette
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