Quaint? Woke? Or seriously dystopian? Whatever - a pair of donkeys can be seen pulling a cart through the streets of Montpelier, their driver collecting neighbors’ food scraps.
“And this wasn’t just for recreation. It was equine trainer Josh Jones getting Mary, Hurrite and Ruby ready for their career in waste diversion — collecting food scraps from people — many of whom will be newly forced to do so to comply with a new environmental law. “The July 1st food waste ban is coming at us rather quickly,” said Vermont Compost General Manager Kurt Erickson by phone June 22. “We have started a residential tote host program.”"
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