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Scrappy the Broccoli hopes to promote a new food scrap recycling program
Scrappy the Broccoli hopes to promote a new food scrap recycling program

Every year Pig Out in the Park takes over Riverfront Park. Along with some new food vendors like Mommy G's grilled cheese truck, Scrappy the Broccoli will be wandering Pig Out in the Park next weekend. Wait, who is that? Well, he's a new mascot being adopted by Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. They're hoping he'll promote their new food scraps recycling program. He's cheerful, he's green and he's a stalk of broccoli.

He's no Recycle Man yet, but he'll be stamped onto the t-shirts of Team Scrappy, volunteers from the Master Composters/Recyclers program. They'll be busy all weekend helping foodies separate their meal leftovers from non-recyclable items like plastic ware and utensils.

Scraps from the event will be included into Clean Green materials that are shipped to Barr-Tech, an organic waste processing facility located 22 miles west of Spokane. They'll be composted into a rich soil amendment that can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers in gardens.

Some picnic tables at Pig out in the Park will feature "Food for Thought" fact cards about food scraps in the U.S. waste system.

Pig Out in the Park: A list of food vendors is available with a brief list of their menu items. 

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