Midcoast Solid Waste Corporation (MCSWC) has announced it will begin a compost and food waste collection pilot in partnership with ScrapDogs Community Compost. Collection of food waste will start on Wednesday, January 2, at the MCSWC facility during the regular hours of operation. The program, approved by the MCSWC Board of Directors on November 7, aims to reduce the amount of food waste for the four member towns (Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport) that currently send household waste to an incinerator in southern Maine. As part of the pilot, ScrapDogs Community Compost will host a free educational seminar for people interested in participating in food waste diversion on Thursday, January 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Rockport Town Office. People with questions regarding accepted materials, operations, and parameters of the program are encouraged to attend. As 2018 recipients of an organics management grant from the Maine DEP, ScrapDogs Community Compost will continue to provide regular educational information for those interested throughout the course of the program. For more information, visit www.scrapdogscompost.com or email Davis Saltonstall or Tessa Rosenberry at hello@scrapdogscompost.com.