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Guide to Apartment and Condo Composting

Composting is a popular green technique that gardeners use to enrich the soil of their flowers and vegetable gardens. Because it contains banana peels, eggshells, and other types of garbage, it is often done outdoors in one's yard. This can be a problem for people who...

147 Things you can Compost and 9 Things you can't

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...

When is Composting Better than Recycling?

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...

Home Composting Guide – Enriching Soil and Local Environmental Health

More people are composting today, both for the environment and their own benefit. However, even if the neighbors are doing it, starting out with composting can still seem daunting at first. How do we turn leftovers into nutrient rich soil? What method is the best for...

QUIZ: Recycle, compost or trash?

Recycling companies are facing a big challenge -- while helping sustainability efforts, they’re losing money. One of the big problems is there is too much trash in the pile contaminating what could be good, reusable material. It makes it tougher for workers to sort it...

U.S. 2030FLW Reduction Goal: A Call to Action by Stakeholders

On September 16, 2015, USDA and EPA announced the first national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by the year 2030. As one of the first steps, the federal government supported the 2015 Food Recovery Summit in Charleston, SC. This national meeting...

How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

About a third of the planet’s food goes to waste, often because of its looks. That’s enough to feed two billion people. Every year some six billion pounds of U.S. fruits and vegetables go unharvested or unsold, often for aesthetic reasons. By Elizabeth Royte...

Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 Organic Waste : Composting

Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596   An act to add and repeal Sections 42649.87 and 43032 to the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste.   [ Approved by Governor   October 08, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State   October 08, 2015. ]  ...

DIY Compost, Recycle, & Landfill signs

Click here for sign maker access Need to design your own custom compost/ recycle/ landfill posters? The SF environment website has a place to help you make different recycling systems easier by allowing you to customize each poster based on your availability of...

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