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Seattle Begins Food Waste Collection Program

Stephen Ursery

May 1, 2005

1 Min Read
Seattle Begins Food Waste Collection Program

Seattle has begun delivering 96-gallon, wheeled carts to residents for the city's food-waste recycling program. Completion of the cart distribution is slated for June. Residents will be able to put vegetative food scraps, yard waste and compostable paper in the carts. The program is part of the city's effort to reach a 60 percent recycling rate by 2015. The rate was just under 40 percent in 2002, according to the city.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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