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.