Press Herald cites UMaine study in report on southern Maine food waste collection

A 2011 waste characterization study by the University of Maine School of Economics was cited in a Portland Press Herald article about the launch of the state’s first municipal food waste collection programs. The two pilot programs will offer free, weekly curbside pickup of food scraps in select South Portland and Scarborough neighborhoods. Based on the results, the programs could expand in both cities, potentially providing a model for other southern Maine communities, according to the article. The UMaine study found food waste makes up almost 28 percent of household trash in Maine, the article states.