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Saturday, March 1, 2014
March Compost Madness
Despite the cold and snowy winter, we are still busy collecting food scraps and processing them as they transform to become beautiful, nutrient-rich compost! Our compost bin had a temperature of 100 degrees this weekend! We've made it through the storms (so far) and haven't seen much reduction in drop-offs, despite the low temperatures. Separating food scraps becomes a habit, just like recycling. We are grateful to everyone who drops off and helps reduce waste. We are especially grateful to our volunteers who have braved the elements!
Drop-off hours are:
Saturday Mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoons from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Accepted materials include:
- fruit and vegetable scraps - non-greasy food scraps - coffee grounds & filters, tea bags - egg and nut shells, pits
Please NO meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or biodegradable/compostable plastics.
Keep your food scraps in a brown bag in your freezer or a reusable container (juice carton, yogurt container, crock, plastic tub, etc.) We love when you remove stickers from fruit and vegetable peels before dropping off. Feel free to chop up any large fruits and vegetables.