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City of Springfield Introducing Food Recycling Program

A new program in Springfield will give residents the opportunity to recycle their food instead of throwing it away.

With a $285,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture, city officials are creating Dish to Dirt Food Scraps Recycling.

The purpose of the facility is to take residents uneaten food and transform it into high-quality compost.

There will be three drop-off facilities for the waste, which will all be transported to Yardwaste Recycling Center to be converted into compost.

Officials say they are trying to cut down on food waste, which accounts for close to 14% of the city’s material at the Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill.

For more information on the project and opportunity’s to participate, click here.

The program will open for drop-off beginning on September 29.