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Ann Arbor, Mich., Launches Composting Pilot Program

The program, More Composting, More Carts!, aims to increase the use of the city’s composting program.

In an effort to get more residents to participate in its composting program, Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a composting pilot program called More Composting, More Carts! The program began in May and early June, when program volunteers placed stickers on composting, recycling and trash bins to inform residents on which materials should go in each bin.

To participate in the program, residents in the pilot area can purchase a composting cart for $15. Carts are being delivered for free until June 30.

MLive.com has more:

Ann Arbor volunteers have begun a pilot program to reduce food waste entering local landfills.

"More Composting, More Carts!" seeks to increase the use of Ann Arbor's composting program, while diverting waste from landfills and educating residents about composting, according to organizer the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

The $9,000 project is the first recipient of a new grant program, "Sustaining Ann Arbor Together."

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