composting http://wemu.org en Early Success With Ann Arbor's New Food Composting Program http://wemu.org/post/early-success-ann-arbors-new-food-composting-program <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152797940&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div>Thousands have taken to the City of Ann Arbor's expanded composting program. It now allows residents to add all food scraps to their composting carts, and keeps the material out of landfills, benefiting the environment and, ultimately, the budget. WEMU's David Fair discusses the early successes of the program with Ann Arbor Solid Waste Coordinator, Tom McMurtrie</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:30:00 +0000 David Fair 46776 at http://wemu.org Early Success With Ann Arbor's New Food Composting Program Ann Arbor Food Waste Program Shows Early Success http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-food-waste-program-shows-early-success <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor's expanded compost program is proving popular with the community.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since April, city residents have been allowed to add all plate scrapings to residential composting bins for pick-up. </span></p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:57:39 +0000 David Fair & Taylor Pinson 45380 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Food Waste Program Shows Early Success Ann Arbor Accepting Plate Scraps In Compost Carts http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-accepting-plate-scraps-compost-carts <p>Plate scrapings are now being accepted in <em><strong><a href="http://www.a2gov.org/government/publicservices/fieldoperations/solidwasteunit/Compost/Pages/Compost.aspx" target="_blank">Ann Arbor composting carts</a></strong></em>.&nbsp; The city added the food scraps this year after a study of residential trash found about half of it was food that could be composted.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:59:32 +0000 Andrew Cluley 44104 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Accepting Plate Scraps In Compost Carts Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-waste-reduction-wcc <p>This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines Washtenaw Community College's efforts to reduce, recycle, and now, compost.&nbsp; Our guest is WCC's Facilities Maintenance Manager, Barry Wilkens.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:26:17 +0000 David Fair 27588 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC