BY TAYLOR RAPALYEA
BRIDGEWATER – Over 54 weeks, Bridgewater’s pilot curbside composting program collected 22.5 tons of material from 147 participants. The program, which was created by Housatonic Resource Recovery Authority Director Jen Iannucci, is the first of its kind in the state.
Iannucci, a Bridgewater resident, said she got the idea after a meeting with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to talk about waste management.
“I was scratching my head over why so much of the conversion was about single stream recycling.” Iannucci said, “Thirty-two percent of our waste stream is organic material.”
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