Food-scrap composting finds a home in Howard

Subtitle: County launches own facility to process residential waste
Source: Baltimore Sun
Author: Timothy B. Wheeler
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Date Published: 04/21/2013

Howard Hord considers himself a chef of sorts, but the food he works with is a little past its prime. Using moldy melon rinds, orange peels and other castoff fruit and vegetables from some Howard County kitchens, Hord is “cooking” the first batches of plant fertilizer to be produced by the new composting facility at the county’s Alpha Ridge landfill in Marriottsville, set to mark its official opening on Monday, Earth Day.