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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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Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • Newport East Broadway Update
  • Cocke County Industrial Park
  • Medical issue may have led to Thursday crash

    Friday, September 21, 2018

  • Cocke County to be asked to fund grading for an industrial prospect
  • Justice receives 10 year prison term
  • Tennessee jobless rate remains low
  • Tennessee revenues are up

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Paulin home burglary
  • Four vehicle crash
  • Boyd may be UT president
  • More opioid crisis funding

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Daniel approved for ballot
  • Tennessee average income is rising
  • Tennessee and opioids
  • Roe on Kavanaugh
  • Blake Shelton on Ole Red
  • Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Cocke CLB
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Brett Kavanaugh
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