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FINISHED PRODUCT: Sam Fox, a former assistant manager at Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, shows a handful of finished compost. The farm is the state’s largest facility at which commercial-scale food-waste producers can divert materials to keep them out of the Central Landfill in Johnston.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 30, 2018

With its only landfull nearing capacity, Rhode Island is off to a slow start trying to curb food waste Every week, PBN Editor Mark S....
WHILE LICENSED TO OPERATE, the anaerobic digester located at the Central Landfill in Johnston and built by Blue Sphere Corp., is still not operating anywhere near full capacity, citing issues with cold winter weather. / COURTESY BLUE SPHERE CORP.

Winter weather continues to delay anaerobic digester start

JOHNSTON – Anaerobic digestion was meant to be the answer to Rhode Island’s 2016 food-waste ban, but more than six months after the licensure...
COMPOST CENTRAL: Jayne Merner Senecal, owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the largest commercial-scale licensed composting facility in the state, with Jeff Glover, farm support, who is holding a grabber and bucket that he uses to clean the piles of unwanted items. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

Tucked in a residential neighborhood of mostly rural Charlestown is the state’s largest commercial-scale compost-processing facility.Second-generation Earth Care Farm owner Jayne Merner Senecal, whose...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT overturned a $5.7 million lower court judgement against Providence accounting firm Restivo Monacelli for alleged malpractice in its audits of the state's Central Landfill in Johnston./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Supreme Court rules in favor of Restivo Monacelli in landfill...

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $5.7 million Providence County Superior Court judgement against Providence accounting firm Restivo Monacelli...

EcoRI Earth diverts 40,000 pounds of material from Central Landfill

PROVIDENCE – EcoRI Earth, a residential food scrap-collection program serving Providence and Pawtucket, has diverted 40,000 pounds of nutrient-rich material from the state’s Central...
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