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Brown County, Wis., Organics Program Projected to Set Diversion Record

The program is on track to divert nearly 30,000 pounds of organic waste from landfill by the end of the year.

The Brown County, Wis., Port and Resource Recovery Department launched an organic food waste program about five years ago and is now on track to divert roughly 30,000 pounds of organic waste from landfill.

So far, the county has collected 22,300 pounds of organic waste, and in 2018, more than 27,000 pounds of organic waste was diverted through the program. Right now, the county has just one organic waste drop-off site, but the county is now considering curbside pickup alternatives.

Action News 2 has more:

Wasted food is the single largest category of material placed in landfills, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Some who live in Brown County are helping reduce the amount of organic waste that ends up at the landfill.

The Brown County Port and Resource Recovery Department launched an organic food waste program about five years ago.

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