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Food Scrap Collection Program results in compost

5/8/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

STOW — Summit ReWorks offers a free food scrap collection program to Summit County businesses and schools.

This program diverts food scraps and compostable paper from the waste stream by providing participants with the resources to separate these materials from garbage.

Food scraps is the largest category of municipal solid waste currently sent to landfills, according to ReWorks officials. When disposed of in landfills, food waste breaks down and releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

ReWorks, in collaboration with Rosby Resource Recycling Inc., is now offering compost made from this food scrap program. The high-quality compost is available in eight- and 40-pound bags for a cost of $5 and $7, respectively, according to agency officials.

To place an order, contact ReWorks at 330-374-0383 by May 12. Orders must be picked up May 16 or 23 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at ReWorks’ Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, located at 1201 Graham Road. Payment by cash or check must be made at time of pick-up.

ReWorks is Summit County’s solid waste management authority and provides solutions and leadership to empower Summit County citizens, communities, institutions and businesses to develop and utilize environmentally sound, cost-effective recycling and waste management strategies, according to the agency. For more information, visit www.summitreworks.com.

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