HURON, Ohio - Starting April 1, residents will become Ohio's first to get curbside recycling for food scraps and biodegradable products such as coffee grounds, egg shells, and paper plates.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency hopes that Huron - a Lake Erie shoreline community of 8,000 people east of Sandusky - will set a big example for others.
"We could redefine the state's image," Huron City Manager Andy White said.
Joe Goicochea, an environmental specialist in the agency's solid and infectious waste division, concedes it's an "unconventional type of recycling."
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Monday, March 9, 2009
Blade article: "Food scrap recycling set to start in Huron"
published 09 Mar 09