A program that takes food scraps from Melbourne’s laneways and turns it into compost for our parks and gardens headlines a three-year plan to green the city and divert waste from landfill.

The Degraves Street Recycling Facility, which uses food dehydrator to turn food waste into a compost- like soil conditioner, is one of 10 waste-busting initiatives included in the draft Integrated Waste Management Program 2015-18, endorsed for consultation by Future Melbourne Committee this month. Cr Arron Wood, Chair of Council’s Environment…