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Washington, DC uses a self-sustaining community cooperative network to compost food/garden waste

Washington, DC cooperative composting network

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In 2015, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation launched the Community Compost Cooperative Network. The city now has 57 compost cooperative sites which compost approximately 348 tons of food and garden waste annually with the help of over 1,000 active participants. The sites are designed to sustain themselves with limited oversight from the city. Each participant receives brief training to ensure quality control and helps process compost one hour per month.

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