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Caribou Food Scrap Diversion Workshop (with Maine DEP)

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

| Free

Location:
Northern Maine Development Corporation
11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou

Contact to register:
Jay Kamm, Senior Planner, NMDC, (207) 493-5757

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 3
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

Northern Maine Development Corporation
11 West Presque Isle Road
Carbiou, ME
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