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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D1635-8

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Image Number D1635-8

Biologist Heekwon Ahn (left) and microbiologist Walter Mulbry check temperature and inspect recently harvested food-waste compost for items that did not biodegrade, like plastics, metal, and twist-ties. In the background, compost facility manager Randy Townsend and microbiologist Patricia Millner test a specialized pulper to pretreat cafeteria waste before it is composted.


Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

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Last Modified: 11/24/2009