When you think of items to place in the recycling bin, you no doubt think of tin cans, plastic bottles and newspapers. But for the folks in spruce grove in Alberta, Canada, recycling also includes egg shells, corn husks, and old leftovers. This is because of the town’s new curbside “organics” recycling program, where residents can take material that once was alive, place it in a special aerated cart, and send it to a local composting facility. This novel program has already diverted over 13,000 metric tons of residuals from the local landfill, which has then been sold to landscaping firms for a nice profit. Since critics say the costs are modest, it appears this is one program that may not be out to lunch – but certainly seems able to recycle it
March 7, 2008 by CFACT,
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