After securing assist in the type of a USDA grant, town is taking steps to attenuate meals waste in the neighborhood with the launch of a meals waste recycling program slated to start this week. “We have already had plenty of residents contacting us and asking questions, so we predict we’ll have plenty of turnout, which is nice,” mentioned metropolis sustainability program coordinator Stacie Reece. .
This system is a component of a bigger effort by metropolis leaders to scale back meals waste in Madison with the objective of diverting 50 p.c of it from the Dane County landfill by 2030. Reece mentioned meals waste is the biggest contributor to landfill, accounting for 20% of all waste. To handle the issue, modeling a profitable program in Baltimore, metropolis leaders arrange two meals waste drop-off websites at McPike Park and South Madison Farmers’ Markets.
There, individuals will be capable to drop off uncooked fruit and veggies, cereals and rice, and some different compostable gadgets. “It is not gross, it is truly a part of the circle of life,” Reece mentioned. “Actually placing these vitamins away from the landfill and placing them again into our soil to assist develop fruit and veggies.”