147 Things you can compost and 9 things you cant

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by

1. VEGETABLES This is the most simple answer and most people will know you can compost vegetables but it is as good a place as any to start the list. Vegetables can be fresh (although you should be eating them!), cooked, frozen and completely moldy. All of them are okay to be thrown onto your […]

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Composting 101

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by

Let’s start with the definition of ‘compost’. Image provided by City Compost Definition of Compost(ing) A mixture of organic matter, as from leaves and manure, that has decayed or has been digested by organisms, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients. (from the Free Dictionary by Farlex) Composting is nature’s process of […]

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Composting is grounds for change on Alaska flights

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Posted on May 5, 2016 By Marianne Lindsey, Staff Writer Alaska Airlines serves up 37,000 cups of coffee a day on its more than 900 daily flights, brewed using more than 250,000 pounds of Starbucks coffee each year. Ensuring that those grounds go back into the earth and not into the trash is the goal of […]

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Federal Street School composting starts with a bang

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff Friday, November 18, 2016 GREENFIELD – Federal Street School fourth-grader Jayden Tyler tugged a pair of blue latex gloves on as he peered into a bright yellow bin in the cafeteria. Behind him, students munch happily on spaghetti and meatballs. For some, whose eyes may have been bigger than their […]

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When is composting better than recycling ?

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Madeleine Somerville June 9, 2016 It’s a testament to our increased awareness of waste management and environmental issues that we now often have several options at hand when it comes to getting rid of things that have outlived their purpose — reuse, recycling, composting, repurposing and upcycling all come to mind.  Batteries, bottles, orange peels — […]

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Project Oscar

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Project Oscar is Boston’s 24-hour community compost pilot program. Named after the Sesame Street character, Project Oscar compost bins give communities a place to drop-off residential food scraps for composting. Our bins are emptied by the Public Works team, and managed by Greenovate Boston. This partnership project is a pilot program, so we appreciate feedback […]

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Is This A Solution To The Food Waste Problem In The U.S.?

Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by

By Warren Cardinal Web Designer, Search Marketing Strategist Food waste is a serious problem in the United States, especially when there is technology in place that could drastically help with the problem. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, food waste is estimated to be between 30-40% of all food supply. This equates to about […]

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Our waste could help reverse climate change

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by

If California funds new composting facilities, more cities could divert waste, more farmers and ranchers would have access to compost and more rangeland could be covered. (Courtesy photo) By Robyn Purchia on August 31, 2016 A few years ago, on a ranch in the small Marin town of Nicasio, a series of events led […]

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What we can learn from San Francisco : recycling,composting and zero waste

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by

BY JOCELYN MERCADO March 28, 2016 The people living and working in San Francisco demonstrate a clear dedication to helping the environment. Public transportation is quite popular with people from all economic levels. Vegan and vegetarian restaurants abound. Every Sunday, there is a farmer’s market that stretches for blocks and blocks, offering organic produce for lower […]

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Helping Farmers Expand Composting in the County

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by

Did you know that food scraps account for approximately 23% of the County’s overall waste stream? And did you know that there are new state standards that allow farmers to use food scraps to make compost? That’s o.k. if you didn’t know…most County residents, and many farmers, don’t know about this new opportunity to use food […]

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