Curbside composting begins in Manchester

On Monday April 14th, Green Team students and town members congregated in front of the Manchester Essex Regional High School to launch the start of curbside composting. People gave speeches about their involvement in the project and their appreciation for the collaboration to make the project a success.

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Green Team students stand in a line behind town representatives during the speeches that were given about curbside composting. Town resident Tory Morton, initially proposed the idea of town compost last June. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Barry Pett from Senator Bruce Tarr’s office gives a speech about the curbside composting process. The compost is picked up on regular trash days along with trash and recycling. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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DPW Commissioner David W. Cash introduced each speaker and talked about how the starting of the curbside composting was a community effort. Weeks before the first date of curbside composting pick up, bins were distributed to each household in Manchester. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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DPW workers listen to speeches about the curbside composting program. Manchester Essex Regional High School is one of the greenest schools in the state and attempts to spread their initiatives to the town as well. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Member of the Manchester Board of Selection, Tom Kehoe, gives his appreciation for the efforts people have taken to make the curbside composting project a success. The composting containers were delivered to each household by Boy Scout troop 3, and headed by Chris Dumont for his Eagle Scout project. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Freshmen David LaForge and Nick Curcuru hold the curbside composting banner. The compost can include food scraps and organic waste. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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The Hiltz Disposal truck was parked in front of the school while the town members were talking about curbside composting. The goal of curbside composting program is to reduce the amount of trash the town of Manchester produces as a whole. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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On April 14th the composting buckets were placed outside along the sidewalk with trash and recycling bins. The curbside composting program was designed to be easy for all residents of Manchester to participate. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Junior Sam Koufman speaks about the Green Team’s appreciation for curbside composting. The Green Team was awarded by the Federal Department of Education with the Green Ribbon Award in 2013. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Town members and Green Team students smile for a picture to document the start of curbside composting. Green Team Director Eric Magers and Koufman were on the curbside composting committee. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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The sanitation worker picks up the recycling, trash, and the first bucket of compost. This new system will help the town of Manchester to become more environmentally sustainable. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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