Monthly Archives: July 2020

Food scrap overload!

Food scrap overload!

by Jacquie Anderson, Customer Service and Office Manager We all have weeks when we wonder “What in the world did we eat this week that my compost bin is overflowing??”  Have you ever found yourself in this predicament?  Having additional food scraps periodically is par for the course.  Sometimes we have family or friends over to share a meal.  These…

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Why Compost?

Why Compost?

By Kathleen Turk, Organics Solutions Associate  In some places in the United States, including San Francisco, Seattle and ‒ as of this month ‒ the state of Vermont, composting food waste is mandatory.  Closer to home, in the DMV people make a choice to start composting their food scraps. If you’re not required to do it, why do people choose…

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Bugs in your bin?

by Thomas Fazio, Organic Solutions Manager Yuck!  I recently  opened my compost bin to find bugs crawling around the lid of my bin.  It was not a pleasant experience.  Unfortunately, this time of year maggots show up every now and then.  The good news is they are usually a sign of clean compost and are by no means harmful to…

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