hat’s just one way that the
Fire Department is making its
operations more sustainable.
The other: composting all food waste
at both stations. (Fire Station 2 is on
Warrensville Center Road.)
“Everything goes in the compost
bucket, which is picked up on a weekly
basis,” says Fire Chief Pat Sweeney.
“The neat thing is that we are then able
to get some of the compost back to
use in the vegetable garden.”
The composting program is just
one of the ways in which the City is
striving to create a more sustainable
community, an effort that was formally
launched in 2014, when then-Mayor
Earl Leiken created the Climate Change
Shaker firefighters from garden
to table. Above left: Battalion
Chief Frank Zugan.
Right: Firefighter Chuck Huddleston.
Opposite, left to right: Lt. Joe Goff,
Firefighter Bill Honsaker, Chuck
Huddleston, and Frank Zugan.
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