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    New Jersey Pigs Munch On Philadelphia Garbage

    April 26, 1994
    DEPTFORD, N.J. — What is garbage for Philadelphia makes for a moveable feast for New Jersey pigs. Philadelphia saved $3 million last year and also reduced its garbage mound by allowing its residents' leftover food scraps to be used as food for New Jersey pigs. Twice a week, New Jersey pig farmers pick up garbage left out by 2,000 Philadelphia households. Sixteen farmers are enrolled in the program, which last year picked up 24,000 tons of the city's food waste.

    Pigs' Bacon Cooked? City May Slop Landfills Again
    April 06, 1995|by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer

    The pigs that slurp up Philly table scraps may be facing a real squeaker.

    Within months, there's a chance they could lose a mainstay of their diet: tons of household garbage that Philadelphians have fed them for the past 80 years.

    And if that happens, Philly will lose its place as the only major American city that still sends household garbage to the pigs.

    "A dollah makes me hollah"-- Stephen Colbert, pretending to be S. Palin

    by stagemom on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:07:13 PM PST

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