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Phila. Lawmakers Move Ahead With Plan To Encourage Restaurants to Compost Their Garbage

City officials are moving ahead with a plan that encourages Philadelphia restaurants to turn their food waste into compost, rather than just throwing it into a garbage disposal.

Restaurants in the city are now required to put virtually all of their grindable food waste into garbage disposals, and they face fined if they’re caught simply putting the waste into a dumpster.

But now, the Streets and Services Committee of City Council has approved a measure that gives restaurants a new option: using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.

Continue reading at CBS Philadelphia

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