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Nashville Begins Accepting Table Scraps At Recycling Centers To Cut Down On Food Waste

By October 6, 2017February 28th, 2018No Comments

Nashville Public Radio | Emily Siner

When Nashville residents drop off their glass bottles, paint cans and old batteries to recycle, they can now also bring food scraps.

The mayor’s office announced Friday that residents can drop off compostable material at the Omohundro and East Convenience Centers. Sustainability manager Mary Beth Ikard says the city audited its waste stream earlier this year and saw a big opportunity.

“The summer season audit showed that over a third of our waste going to landfill is perfectly compostable organics,” Ikard said. “We have a huge opportunity to divert food from landfill.”

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