Waste Management

Compost Happens, But Will It Happen in R.I.?


With space in Rhode Island’s Central Landfill shrinking and with odor complaints on the rise, finding a way to compost the state’s food scrap seems like a no-brainer. What are the hurdles to getting a small- or large-scale composting initiative up and running? ecoRI News talks to Providence’s director of sustainability Sheila Dormody and the Environment Council of Rhode Island’s Greg Gerritt about the movement afoot to allow Rhode Island’s food scraps to rot in peace.

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Will Compost Happen in R.I.?


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