Curbside organics program proposed for Athens, Ohio

Trash cans outside on curb with recycle bins in neighborhood

The Athens News

A proposed city pilot program in Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University, would provide some city residents the opportunity to have a bucket full of their compostable waste collected along with their trash and recycling every week.

The Rural Action Zero Waste Program has been working with the city of Athens for the past year to develop the proposed program, which came about because of an excess in the city’s trash and recycling fund, explained Andrea Reany, Zero Waste program manager. She gave a presentation on the proposal to Athens City Council Monday evening.

The goal for the proposed six-month pilot is to have 200 to 300 families participating, with ideally 50 to 75 families in each of four residential areas throughout the city, Reany said.

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