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Auburn Food Scrap Diversion Workshop (with Maine DEP)

June 21 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

| Free

Location:
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
125 Manley Road, Auburn, Maine

Contact to register:
Yvette Meunier, Environmental and Community Planner, AVCOG, (207) 783-9186 Ext. 225

This workshop is free and open to the public.

The Maine Dept. 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:
June 21
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Mitchell Center
Phone:
207-581-3195
Email:
umgmc@maine.edu
Website:
https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/

Venue

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
125 Manley Road
Auburn, ME
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