D.C. of­fi­cials: Plan ‘on-track’ for curb­side com­post pick­ups

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

City of­fi­cials plan to be­gin curb­side com­post pick­ups along­side re­cy­cling and trash and say the city is on track to be­gin the roll­out.

The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported Mon­day that D.C. of­fi­cials say the pick­ups are part of a five-year com­post­ing plan that could con­trib­ute to an 80 per­cent re­duc­tion in city waste by 2032.

Of­fi­cials es­ti­mate more than half of the city’s food and yard waste could be com­posted an­nu­ally through the pick­ups.

That es­ti­mated nearly 150,000 tons of or­ganic waste also would cre­ate a nu­tri­ent-rich soil ad­di­tive for grow­ing food and plants.

Pub­lic Works Di­rec­tor Christo­pher Shorter said the city should be­gin de­liv­er­ing or­ganic waste bins in the next five years.

The Dis­trict still has to se­cure a site it can trans­form into a com­post­ing cen­ter.

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