UMaine research cited in VillageSoup preview of Community Compost event

VillageSoup previewed an educational seminar and launch event for ScrapDogs Community Compost, citing research from the University of Maine. The 2011 UMaine report stated that about 39 percent of Maine’s waste is organic and can be composted rather than being incinerated or sent to landfills. For communities that pay to have their waste removed, installing composting infrastructure would provide a way to reduce disposal costs. The event, to be held at Flatbread Company in Rockport from 5–9 p.m. June 29, will give an overview of the new organization’s composting operations and pickup program, and ways for the community to become involved, VillageSoup reported.