Food recycling catches on

More residents and business owners throughout the state are asking for food-waste recycling.

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More residents and business owners are asking for food-waste recycling, and Salem recently launched a pilot project that will hopefully expand food recycling throughout the city.

Portland and Corvallis are two other cities that already offer limited commercial food-waste recycling.

Salem garbage haulers and city staffers are talking about the possibility of offering food-waste composting citywide as soon as May.

Currently, Salem residents can recycle fruit and vegetable scraps in their yard debris bins. The new program, if adopted by the City Council, could allow resident to add meat, dairy, bread, compostable food containers and food-soiled paper to their yard waste bins. So just about anything would go, from leftover steak to grease-stained pizza boxes.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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