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In Nashville, Tennessee, about one third of resident’s trash is food and organic waste. Part of the Nashville Zero Waste goal is to target this issue. As of Tuesday (October 24), 750 households received kits containing a curbside bin and a countertop container. The container is to be used to store compostable items (food and organic waste) in the house before being put in the bin and then, once weekly, the contents of the bin will be collected. The program will take the collections to a composting facility to benefit those in the area such as local farmers and residents. After this year long program, Nashville plans to improve the program, expand it city-wide, and eventually determine how to create a long-term sustainable solution for food waste.

Fielder, Lydia. “Nashville Testing Curbside Compost Program.” https://Www.Wsmv.Com, 24 Oct. 2023,