Giving Composting the Old College Try

Forget football, the real news coming out of State College, Penn., this fall could be composting touching down.

The borough is considering a move to the two bin system: compostable organics and other trash. State College will host a public hearing to gauge opinion on the proposal in early October.

In addition to keeping organics out of the landfill, the new plan would cut trash truck emissions, as the necessary new vehicles would run on natural gas. Heck, the municipality would even save money under the new waste plan after it paid for the new trucks in about four years.

Hopefully, after an 18-month pilot program, State College is game to start composting. From what we learn in this in-depth piece by a State College freegan, the town tosses plenty of food. Most places do.

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