Waste management course offered through NMDC

13 years ago

    For companies or towns interested in diverting food scraps and other organic materials on a large-scale level out of the waste stream, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, State Planning Office and the Northern Maine Development Commission will be hosting a workshop on Friday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outlining the organics diversion process and how to establish a composting facility.
    The workshop also will provide an overview of large and small scale composting, how to conduct a waste audit at a business or facility, training needed for generators and composters, siting and operational concerns, developing markets, securing support from communities and the critical participation of waste generators. Speakers at the event will include Ron Slater of the Sandy River Recycling Association, Mark King of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Sam Morris of the Maine State Planning Office.
    The workshops will be held at the offices of the Northern Maine Development Commission, located at 11 West Presque Isle Road in Caribou. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Individuals interested in participating should RSVP to Connie Bondeson, Environmental Planner either by calling 1-800-427-8736 or by emailing CBondeson@NMDC.org.