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From Food Scraps to Compost

First Home Pickup Service for Food Scraps Comes to Chicago

Many of us already separate cans and bottles from our trash, but what about food scraps? Jay Shefsky tells us about companies that will pick up food scraps from restaurants and now from your home -- and turn them into compost. And, he'll take us to an urban farm that uses that compost to grow vegetables -- and jobs. Watch Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm for the story.

Back in 1990, Jay Shefsky was Associate Producer on a WTTW documentary called “The Case Against Garbage.” Watch the clip featuring Ken Dunn of Resource Center from our archives below.