Brunswick, Maine is rapidly approaching its deadline to complete its Food Waste Recycling Initiative in August. The goal of this initiative is to double the amount of household food waste tonnage diverted away from the landfill.
Brunswick received a Waste Diversion Grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for $19,311 supporting their three-pronged approach to community food waste recycling. This approach supports household subscriptions to a curbside compost service, backyard composting and town drop-off sites. This grant helped the Brunswick Public Works Department hire an Organics Intern and to sell food waste recycling materials at a discount to Brunswick residents. This grant will be fulfilled in August at the close of Brunswick’s Food Waste Initiative.
This effort has been supported by social media outreach, public education efforts and metric tracking. Brunswick has hosted several food waste recycling material giveaways while also selling these materials at a discount.
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This grant funding was also used to open a second food waste drop-off site serviced by Agri-Cycle. There are now two drop-off sites in Brunswick that accept all sorts of household food waste from residents. These sites provided Brunswick residents with a free and convenient option for recycling food waste as they are open 24/7. One of these sites is located at 9 Industry Road, while the other is located at 220 Neptune Drive in Brunswick. Here is a link to a map of all of Agri-Cycle’s municipalities that it services: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&ll=43.52625528007475%2C-70.14214487387082&z=6&mid=1QIiAFbb19bD4tRZXaOHPvqUL825LiEU. Find out more about how Agri-Cycle differentiates itself from other waste companies in many ways!
From this Food Waste Initiative Brunswick has been able to save at least $17,000 per year on disposal fees. Additionally, Brunswick has been able to cut down on their Greenhouse Gas emissions significantly.
Partners and clients
Brunswick, like our other partners, has received this certificate to illustrate their contribution back to the environment and community. Partners and clients of Agri-Cycle all have the opportunity to claim their certificates to show off their agency impact! If you are a partner or client of Agri-Cycle we can share your certificate with you if you email us.
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