According to Julie Rosenbach, South Portland’s Sustainability Coordinator the City was able to divert an astounding 73 percent of the event’s waste stream away from the landfill! The City redirected 256 gallons of compostable material and 150 gallons of recyclable material into their unique streams and away from the landfill.
Congratulations to the city of South Portland for this amazingly successful first step on the path to zero-waste! What an amazing present to bring to the nation’s birthday!
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