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Seattle residents will be fined for food waste

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Seattle is now fining residents who put food waste in the trash. Seattle is now fining residents who put food waste in the trash.
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.
    
The City Council voted Monday to impose fines for not composting.
    
KING reports (http://kng5.tv/Y1vOYe ) when the ordinance goes into effect next year, homeowners found with food scraps in their trash will be fined $1 for each violation. The fine is up to $50 for a business or apartment complex.
    
Seattle Public Utilities estimates that about a third to one-half of what now goes in the trash should be recycled or put in compost bins.
    
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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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