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Composting or Anaerobic Digestion?

Composting or Anaerobic Digestion?

By Ben Parry, CEO In a recent article in The Spinoff, Kate Walmsley, a community composter in New Zealand, wrote an article headlined “Why industrial anaerobic digestion is not the answer to food waste.”   In the article, she provides a number of arguments to support her case that composting is a vastly superior solution for disposing of food scraps.…

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Falls Church composting program passes 650 homes

Falls Church composting program passes 650 homes

by Dan Israel, Head of Marketing The City of Falls Church has surpassed 650 homes who are participating in its residential curbside food scrap collection program.  This means more than 20% of single family homes in the City are participating.  Originally started in 2017 with roughly 300 households, the program has grown steadily to become the largest curbside collection program…

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You can make a difference!

You can make a difference!

by Dan Israel, Head of Marketing Did you ever want to do more to help the environment, but weren’t sure where to start?  If you’re reading this blog, hopefully you’re already composting with us, which is a great first step.  Maybe you donate money to environmental causes ‒ also important.  What if you could take some easy steps to do…

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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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What can I compost?

What can I compost?

by Kristie Blumer, Organic Solutions Senior Manager Some of the most frequent questions we get here at Compost Crew are about whether specific items can be composted.  And we’re here to help. We provide our customers with a comprehensive list of what can go in the bin, as well as those things that should be left out.  In short, any…

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Don’t Just Talk. Act Against Racism and Hate.

by Ben Parry, CEO Compost Crew employs 21 people, 60% of whom are black.  80% of our drivers – the heart and soul of our food scrap collection operation – are black.   In normal times I would not find it important to report these numbers.  I mention it now because I want to raise a few topics, in light…

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