From Arlington County in Virginia, to the District of Columbia and Takoma Park in Maryland, area municipalities support composting efforts.
WASHINGTON — There’s an odd little trash truck you might see in the D.C. Metro area. It’s yellow and the name on the side is “Fat Worm.”
It belongs to a composting company.
“It’s truly an underground movement that’s becoming more and more mainstream,” Adam Ortiz, Director, Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, said of composting. “It is super interesting actually and people love it.”
“We’re collecting food scraps from just about every university in the Metropolitan region, a number of businesses including Whole Foods and other grocery stores and also a number of communities,” Ortiz said.