PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Burgerville wants to hold the pickles - as well as the lettuce, the paper or anything else that could go into compost or recycling bins instead of the garbage.
The Northwest chain says it is rolling out a composting and recycling program to all of its 39 restaurants.
The company estimates that will keep 85 percent of its restaurant waste from the landfill and save the company $100,000 a year.
Burgerville says it is examining the entire supply chain to find other ways to reduce waste.
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