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Can we add four 100gal compost bins to our transfer station with material to remain on site without updating our DEEP perimt?
Who is making these great infographics? I am an environmental educator and graphic desiger and would love to work with clients who need infographics like these made.
I see that the New Britain Roots signage states that 20% of material that ends up in landfill is food waste. I read that it is much higher. What is the right statistic? I want to share information accurately.
Thanks for your questions and keep them coming! We will address them after both speakers have presented.
The 20% number is approximately correct based in the last waste characterization conducted in CT.
And 40ish is when you add in other organics.
What are the obstacles to re-invigorating the home composting initiative with state assistance for subsidized composting bins, composting wheels, etc? municipalities need help as most "recycling coordinators" are trying to work on this with other full time duties.
Just a nagging item. Why are speakers and slides referring to "incineration?" As far as I know, all "incinerators" were eliminated in CT in the 1980s and CT only uses waste to energy. We don't need to be embarrassed by this fact, it is preferable to landfilling and consistent with EPA's hierarchy.
Can you clarify permit requirements for community garden accepting food scraps from local residents?
Are the slide shows going to be available somewhere?
Let's not debate this here.
Where are "Master Composting Programs" being offered in CT?
Is there a fee for the Master Composter Program?