To gauge support for a pilot project to divert residential food waste from our trash, the Town of Wellesley’s 3R (Reduce Reuse Recycle) Working Group is asking all residents to respond to the attached survey. I’ve completed the quick and easy Survey Monkey flattered that someone wanted to know all about my family’s potato peels, bread heels, and salmon skins. It’s all anonymous, of course (but since I brought it up, potato peels go into the backyard compost tumbler, bread heels down the disposal, salmon skins in the trash.)
Ultimately, the goal of the group, which includes the Department of Public Works, the Natural Resources Commission and the Sustainable Energy Committee, is to conduct a series of initiatives to reduce the amount of Wellesley’s organic waste that goes to landfills. What they want to know is whether the public will support a pilot project to divert residential food waste from our trash, because the key to a successful program is resident support.