Since Emmet County Recycling in Michigan launched its composting program, a total of 5,592 pounds of food waste has been collected at local farmers markets to be composted.
Although the farmers markets will soon close down for the season, Emmet County Recycling will continue to offer food scrap drop-off services at the indoor farmers markets at the Crooked Tree Arts Center and at the Pleasantview Drop-off Center in Harbor Springs.
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Since the Emmet County Recycling program started its food waste reduction program, a total of 5,592 pounds were collected at local farmers markets.
The county program distributed food waste caddies throughout the summer and encouraged individuals to consider different ways to help cut down on how much food ended up in the waste stream.
Kate Melby, spokeswoman for the Emmet County Recycling program, said 556 caddies were given away to encourage people to start composting. They also provided composting bins for sale to use at home.