Ann Arbor's expanded compost program is proving popular with the community.
Since April, city residents have been allowed to add all plate scrapings to residential composting bins for pick-up.
Environmental benefits include diversion of 1,000 tons of food waste from landfills and thus, a reduction in methane and green house gas emissions.
Ann Arbor Solid Waste Coordinator Tom McMurtrie says it's also a money-saver. Landfilling costs the city $26 per ton. Composting runs $18 a ton.
Listen to the full report from WEMU's David Fair in the audio above.