Cities convert waste into public compost

10/27/2009 | Keene Sentinel (N.H.), The

More cities and towns are turning trash once headed for their landfills into public compost piles that can be offered for free or sold to gardeners, landscapers and other residents. City officials say the move helps reduce waste and save money, but a lack of regulation over what goes into the compost piles has critics worried that the effort may spread diseases or chemical pesticides.

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