City in Arkansas now accepting food waste to cut down amount in landfills

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. — In Fayetteville, Arkansas, the city is now accepting residential food waste.

The city hopes to divert at least 40% of all waste sent to the landfill by 2027.

Food waste makes up 18% of the total waste going to the landfill.

The food waste collected through this program will be combined with the commercial food waste collection and processed into nutrient-rich compost available for purchase.

There’s no charge to drop off the food waste.

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