- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two Rhode Island businessmen say they’re planning to open a large composting plant for food waste to serve the Providence area.

Leo Pollock and Nat Harris told The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1f8s769 ) that they’re considering a site in Johnston near the Providence line, but they’re not saying exactly where.

They want to start an industrial-scale composting facility for food waste and sell the compost. They plan to start their business in March with a pilot program to collect food scraps from restaurants and schools and deliver the material to Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the only food waste composting plant currently in the state.

Pollock and Harris intend to open their own composting facility by the end of the year. They’re now focused on raising $700,000 to start their business.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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