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Seattle To Compost Fish, Meat, Cheese Scraps

Associated Press - March 17, 2009 1:05 PM ET

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Public Utilities says city residents will be able to put fish, meat and cheese scraps in their yard-food waste carts starting March 30 when Cedar Grove composting goes to weekly pickups.

Cedar Grove turns about 2 million pounds of organic material a day into soil amendments.

Seattle Public Utilities hopes 60% of the city's waste will be recycled or composted by 2012. The current figure is 48%.

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