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Buffalo, N.Y., to Expand Food Waste Pilot Program

Natural Upcycling will make 160 pickups in the city this spring and summer and again during the same time frame in 2020.

Buffalo, N.Y., is looking to expand a pilot program that would include various drop-off sites for food waste collections.

According to a Gusto report, under the pilot, Natural Upcycling will make 160 pickups this spring and summer and again during the same time period in 2020. In addition, the company will provide food waste collection totes and then transport filled totes to the city’s composter.

Gusto has more information:

The City of Buffalo wants to expand a pilot program for food waste collection to include various drop-off locations throughout the city during specific times.

"Food waste is the largest component of our remaining waste in our garbage totes right now. So this is just a way for us to allow our residents a way to reduce their waste stream" in the garbage totes, said Susan Attridge, the city's director of refuse and recycling.

The estimated cost of the one-year contract will not exceed $4,000 and includes $10 per tote with two totes at five locations, which are to be determined.

Read the full article here.

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