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Our Thoughts on Phasing out Compostable Liners

Our Thoughts on Phasing out Compostable Liners

By: Kristie Blumer, Organic Solutions Sr. Manager It’s undeniable: the use of kitchen caddies and kitchen caddy liners has helped so many families give food scrap recycling a try for the first time. For that reason alone, they definitely deserve a place in the community composting sphere. The real question, however, is whether or not liners really make a substantial…

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Community Program Spotlight: Shoshana Sommer

Community Program Spotlight: Shoshana Sommer

Edited by: Sarah Cedro, Residential Composting Analyst Compost Crew’s community programs offer discounted rates when groups of residents within a designated area sign up for our service.  In today’s spotlight we sat down with Shoshana Sommer, an Eckington resident.  Since Shoshana became a community champion in March, she’s helped to get many of her neighbors composting, which has meant lower…

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FAQs Explained: Where do my food scraps actually go? 

FAQs Explained: Where do my food scraps actually go? 

By: Thomas Fazio, Organics Solutions Manager If you’re composting with Compost Crew, you know your food scraps are being collected and transformed into nutrient-rich soil amendment. But where does that process take place? In years past, Compost Crew brought 100% of our residential customers’ food scraps to commercial facilities in the DMV. Many of our routes continue to go to…

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Community Food Scrap Drop-Off Bins: A New Frontier

Community Food Scrap Drop-Off Bins: A New Frontier

By: Sara Mack; Marketing Manager Last week, we launched our new food scrap drop-off subscription. Like our residential curbside pick-up service, this option is designed for local residents interested in diverting their food waste from landfills. This being said, the drop-off option is intended to make composting more affordable in order to increase access to composting in the DMV area.…

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Do’s and Don’ts: Using Finished Compost on your Houseplants 

Do’s and Don’ts: Using Finished Compost on your Houseplants 

By: Sara Mack, Marketing Manager As we wrap up our Fall Compost Back program, we know that heading into September many of our subscribers may be spending less time preparing your vegetable garden than you do during our Spring rotation. Even without a garden, though, there are still plenty of ways to get the most out of your finished compost…

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Commercial composting: what’s in it for your business? 

Commercial composting: what’s in it for your business? 

By: Rita Bernert, Senior Sales Representative Just like residences, businesses generate a lot of organic waste (actually, even more!). During my time working in the waste industry over the past 8 years, I’ve realized many business owners do not fully consider their options for waste removal, especially when landfilling their waste is the option they are most familiar with. Even…

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