Taking Compost from Green Bins to Greenbacks

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Megan Verlee, July 9, 2010 | Listen the full story here.

In our summer series, Backyard Farmers, we’re talking trash — banana peels, coffee grounds, yard clippings, all that icky stuff most of us throw away without thinking. Organic waste makes around half of what cities send to their landfills. But that could change, as cities begin to embrace large scale composting programs. Before that can happen, CPR’s Megan Verlee reports the industry has to overcome some big hurdles first. More »