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Cumberland Food Scrap Diversion Workshop (with Maine DEP)

May 27 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

| Free

Location:
Cumberland Town Hall
290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center

Contact to register:
William Shane, Cumberland Town Manager, 207.829.4264

This workshop is free and open to the public.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is hosting a series of Food Scrap Diversion Workshops in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry and the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions. These half-day workshops offer a chance to learn about the most up-to-date information on local food waste recycling initiatives and will introduce participants to the concept of local consolidated food scrap collection and management as an alternative to disposal in landfills.

Discussions will focus on developing tools to help communities promote “higher and better uses” for collected organics along with providing a pathway for successful initiation of food scrap recovery programs. Strategies learned will allow communities to reduce overall disposal costs, decrease reliance on disposal in landfills, improve community health and enhance local soil health and vitality.

For additional information:
David R. Madore, Deputy Commissioner, Maine DEP or Mark King, Organics Management Specialist, Maine DEP

Details

Date:
May 27
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Cumberland Town Hall
290 Tuttle Road
Cumberland Center, Maine
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