The cities of South Portland and Scarborough, Maine, are gearing up to launch the state’s first-ever municipal food waste collection programs, which will provide free, weekly curbside collection of food waste to select neighborhoods.
Currently, approximately 28 percent of residential waste in Maine is food waste, and these new pilot programs are designed to get residents to divert more food waste from landfill.
Portland Press Herald has more:
South Portland and Scarborough are getting ready to launch Maine’s first municipal food waste collection programs.
The two pilot programs will offer free, weekly curbside pickup of food scraps such as bread, coffee grounds, dairy products and meat in select neighborhoods. Based on the results, the programs could expand in both cities, potentially providing a model for other southern Maine communities.