Madison, Wisconsin will launch a “food scraps recycling” pilot in August. This is the Madison Streets Division’s second attempt, after its first curbside organics collection pilot ended last year due in part to high contamination rates. . .To help reduce contamination, the new pilot program will only accept food scraps, and residents will be provided with detailed instructions. Seasonal city workers will also check bins and communicate with participants to ensure guidelines are followed. . .Madison’s second pilot will be smaller (approximately 200 homes vs. 1,100) and shorter in duration (eight weeks vs. seven years) than the prior version. The city will be sending material to the GL Dairy Biogas digester in Middleton during this initial run. More >>