Frederick News Post – May 11, 2017
By Samantha Hogan
Frederick County isn’t wasting time waiting to talk about trash.
A group of concerned citizens have set up an event to gather local leaders, farmers and residents in one room to discuss better ways to deal with food waste in the county’s waste stream. …
“Garbage is a local decision,” said Neil Seldman, president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and a sponsor to the Frederick Compost Summit on May 22.
The institute has worked on waste, energy and urban agriculture issues for the past 42 years. Composting is a perfect example of transforming waste from a liability to a way to reduce costs, increase jobs and attract new small businesses, Seldman said.