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Less waste, more space for Tucson landfills

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A student run organization at the U of A called Compost Cats has devised a way to help keep 550 tons of waste out of Tucson landfills, according to a City release.

In a recent agreement, approved by both the Mayor and City Council members, Compost Cats will receive green waste and 'zoo doo', beginning Feb. 24.

The U of A student run organization, provides compost made from food waste and other organic materials gathered from the campus and other community organizations. 

"We are really excited to work with the U of A on this project.  Our expectation is that it will lead to additional opportunities for the City of Tucson to divert greater amounts of waste from our landfills," said Francis LaSala, Waste Diversion Manager. 

The first delivery of ‘zoo doo' and food waste will be delivered to the Compost Cat's facility off I-19. 

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