Yellowstone officials trying to compost more waste

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone officials are trying to compost more of the waste produced by the national park’s employees.

Lynn Chan, a landscape architect for the National Park Service and head of the Yellowstone green team, tells The Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1pcvjqL ) the 3,000 or so employees living and working in Yellowstone each summer create most of the waste hauled from the park each year.

Much of that trash and recyclable material comes from large concessionaires who stock dining halls, snack stations and general stores across the park.

The Park Service wants to pull more organic materials - like vegetable scraps, coffee grounds or other compostable matter - from the trash before it arrives at the park’s main recycling station in West Yellowstone, Montana.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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