This came out two days ago. All in all pretty good news to reduce landfill waste and develop a more ecologically sensible community. I, myself, am a fan of home composting or working with a farmer to compost your food scraps and yard waste. Looking forward to working on this.
Last spring you may have taken a survey to let Centre Region COG know of your interest in participating in a curbside Organics Recycling Program. Based on the responses your elected officials are now evaluating whether they should develop a regional organics recycling program. If approved, this program eventually would allow current refuse customers to recycle yard and food waste.
Food and yard waste accounts for 30 percent of the waste that goes into the landfill. Yard waste includes leaves, plant trimmings and grass clippings. Food waste includes food scraps and food soiled paper products.
The Penn State students who created the survey have compiled the results (see summary below) and CRCOG’s recycling program is being evaluated to see if and how it can include organics collection in the future.
Every resident will help pay for this program, but taking advantage of this service is your choice.
Read the survey results here. Students who worked on this project worked with my peeps at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute through the Sustainable Communities Collaborative.