Ann Arbor Food Waste Program Shows Early Success
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.