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Athens-Clarke County/UGA Composting Pilot to Begin in February

Compost bin
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Compost bin

The Athens-Clarke County government is working with the University of Georgia for new composting pilot project to start next month.

Dr. Evan White is a research scientist at the New Materials Institute at the University of Georgia. He says composting reduces greenhouse gases at landfills.

Some 400 homes along Athens’ Prince Avenue corridor are taking part in the pilot, targeting Boulevard, Normaltown, and parts of the Cobbham Historic District. The New Materials Institute is providing steel containers for the pilot.In addition to individual containers, the pilot will also supply three drop off locations for other residents interested in composting. The three-month long project ends the first week in May.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!