One of the keys to public participation and acceptance of food waste diversion from the solid waste stream is convenience. People are more than happy to do this if it's easy for them and doesn't stink up their house or bring rats to their garbage bins. In Seattle, King County has started a food waste diversion program. People can put food waste in their yard waste bins. There are ads that tell you to put in the pizza box. To make these diversion programs successful on the collection side, it is key to think of the details and to make this as convenient as possible. It is the little details like the meat packaging that can get you and derail efforts to reduce frequency of noncompostables to once every other week.
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