Hiring a company to dispose of compostable garbage is more expensive than regular waste disposal, but by joining together, a group of independent restaurants here were able to negotiate a lower price from a local vendor.
 Compostable bins with gold-lined trash bags now stand at the back doors and alleys of a group of restaurants that are members of Eat Greener Denver, a subgroup of Eat Denver, a network of 55 independent restaurants in the metro area.
 “When we started, no one had ...

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