New truck will let city expand its commercial composting

Monday, August 19, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:51 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 20, 2013

COLUMBIA — More than 4.5 sloppy tons of overripe watermelons, cabbages, oranges and other produce make a pungent mound. That was Thursday's haul of food waste, dumped next to a pile of mulch at the city's commercial composting facility.