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Friday, September 14, 2018

Think compost
Tennessee residents are invited to participate in a project to ramp up backyard composting across the state. The program, called “Come, Post Your Compost,” is coordinated by Tennessee Environmental Council as a way to keep food waste out of Tennessee’s landfills and turn it into useable soil for gardens or other practical purposes. “Kitchen scraps can be turned into nutrient-rich soil so we want to teach folks to feed their gardens and not our landfills,” says Julia Weber, Recycling Program Specialist with Tennessee Environmental Council. The program has a goal of diverting 60 tons of food and yard waste from landfills. Currently 40% of food produced in America goes uneaten, averaging about 20 lbs wasted per person every month, and only 3% of this food waste is composted, according to Weber. Food waste is the single largest waste material in U.S. landfills, many of which are reaching capacity. Composting turns this waste into a resource. Visit tectn.org for more information on the composting project.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Moore arrest
  • Lee sworn in as governor
  • MLK Celebration
  • Pit Bull attack
  • Knoxville trucker injured
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Gasoline moves higher

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Broadway work wrapping up
  • Some Smokies open over the holiday
  • Lakeway Pallet fire
  • Unemployment benefits for federal workers
  • Bill Lee on issues

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Graham home destroyed
  • Four inmates charged with assault
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Hepatitis C cases increasing in Tennessee

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Trouten/Franklin
  • Lane sentencing
  • The Wall
  • Hang up the phone..... while driving
  • Should national parks be open ?
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Warrants issued by Cocke County Circuit Court
  • A thru Z theft
  • VW to expand in Tennessee
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