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Nashville’s Food Scraps Pickup Pilot
September 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm CDTFree
Have you ever cleaned out your fridge and dumped your leftover or expired food into the trash? Many of us have, and in doing so, about one-third of what Nashville residents throw away is food and yard waste. When this material is thrown away, it takes up space in local landfills and creates a potent greenhouse gas called methane. One way to keep food waste out of the trash is by composting it, returning rich nutrients back into the soil to nourish new plants. While many Nashville residents may be aware of the benefits of composting, not every home has the space or means to conveniently compost. Nashville’s new Food Scraps Pickup Pilot program could be a solution to a few of these problems.
Join us to get the dirt on composting from Jenn Harrman, Zero Waste Program Manager at Metro Nashville Waste Services. We will be discussing the Food Scraps Pickup Pilot and how this program fits into Nashville’s overall waste reduction goals.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to view live. Click here to register.
Hosted by Zero Waste Nashville and Urban Green Lab, Sustainable in the City features interviews, webinars, and panel discussions with Nashville’s top experts in all areas of waste and sustainability.