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Louisville Public Works Seeks To Reduce Waste In Landfills

Louisville Metro Public Works is using a new model for creating a strategy to reduce the city’s waste that ultimately ends up in landfills.

The city will form a “collective impact committee” of business representatives and residents to address waste and recycling issues. The committee — which is open to anyone — aims to create a strategy to meet the waste reduction goals set by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office in its 2013 Sustainability Plan.

The plan seeks to achieve 90 percent residential recycling participation by 2025 and to divert 90 percent of solid waste from landfills by 2042.

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