Tag: compost

Cleaner Loads: Clothing, Textiles & Dryer Lint

Cleaner Loads: Clothing, Textiles & Dryer Lint

Trends come and go and kids outgrow their clothes at the blink of an eye. This surplus of unwanted articles of clothing can make it difficult to know how to dispose of these items properly, especially when affordable clothing tends to be made of synthetic materials. What’s the difference between synthetic fibers and natural fibers? Natural fibers are derived from…

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Compost Outposts: Butler’s Orchard

Compost Outposts: Butler’s Orchard

Butler’s Orchard is what family is all about. Owned and operated by the Butler family for three generations, with a passion for horticulture, the farm has expanded through the years. Butler’s Orchard is planted on over 300 acres of land in Germantown, MD.  The orchard grows more than 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and trees and offers many family…

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Composting: the ultimate form of recycling

Composting: the ultimate form of recycling

by Dan Israel, SVP of Growth Plastic recycling has been in the news recently, and it’s not positive coverage.  Although recycling bins are present in the majority of homes across the country, research from the groups Beyond Plastics and the Last Beach Cleanup estimate that Americans recycled just six percent of their plastics in 2021, which is a drop from…

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Compost Fellow Spotlight: Mina Bahadori

Compost Fellow Spotlight: Mina Bahadori

To recognize the talented Crew members involved with our Composting Fellowship program, we’re sitting down with past and present participants in the program. You can read the first installment of this series spotlighting Brian Campos here.  The Compost Crew Fellowship offers hands-on experience and training in composting operations provided by a MDA Certified Compost Facility Operator. Today we’re spotlighting Mina…

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Sustainable Chefs: Olivier “Liv” Caillabet & Zack Sanders

Sustainable Chefs: Olivier “Liv” Caillabet & Zack Sanders

Welcome back to our sustainable chef series, where we’re connecting with local chefs to spotlight their ingenuity and creativity as they work to reduce waste in the kitchen. In our first installment, we featured Rob Rubba from Oyster Oyster.  Food waste is a big issue on both a local and international scale, and a push toward food waste reduction in…

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Sustainable Wrapping Paper: Do’s & Don’ts

Sustainable Wrapping Paper: Do’s & Don’ts

Gifts wrapped in pretty, festive wrapping paper are a highlight of the holiday season for many. Unfortunately, modern wrapping paper is often tossed into landfills – even when it could have been recycled. Each year, approximately 2.3 million pounds of wrapping paper ends up in landfills in the US alone. Luckily, you have options!  First, it’s important to note that…

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Giving Back this December

Giving Back this December

And, just like that, 2021 is almost over!  To celebrate the holiday season this year, our team at Compost Crew will be giving back to our community here in the DMV.  For each new customer who signs up in December, we will make a donation to a local charity working to fight food insecurity.  These organizations help fight food waste…

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Community Program Spotlight: Lisa White

Community Program Spotlight: Lisa White

Compost Crew’s community programs offer discounted rates for residents in a designated area.  Today’s spotlight focuses on Lisa White, who has been a Compost Crew customer since October of this year.  Lisa’s efforts to spread the word about composting around the neighborhood of Forest Estates in DC demonstrate how one person can scale their impact in helping to reduce food…

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