The public is welcome to attend the ZERO WASTE committee. We're working to reduce waste of resources on MDI, specifically through the reduction and diversion of disposed materials. We aim to incorporate upstream strategies to save citizens money, reduce environmental impact, and improve the local economy. Disposal costs total about 5% of a town’s annual expenses, and the committee is intent on helping towns rethink of discarded materials as resources. Committee projects involve bulk buying of compost bins, collecting data on current methods of disposal, and public presentations on disposal reduction.