Food enterprises are required to recycle compost by 2017

All city food enterprises, which are businesses required to have a food permit, are now required to recycle compostable material by 2017 after City Council amended an ordinance April 25.

Dustin Fedako, co-founder of East Side Compost Pedallers, spoke at the meeting in favor of the changes.

"There's an enormous opportunity for our city to move toward zero-waste [status] by taking advantage of finding a better place [than] the landfill for these resources," Fedako said.

Food enterprises are allowed to hire a company to remove the compost.



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