Tag: composting

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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Compostable Plastic Consumer Guide

Compostable Plastic Consumer Guide

Compostable plastics are a step in the right direction when it comes to reducing single-use plastics, but choosing the “right” compostable plastic when you’re at a restaurant or in the grocery store can be overwhelming. How to shop for compostable plastic Because products are being marketed as sustainable using several buzzwords, it can be difficult to understand exactly what you’re…

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Community Program Spotlight: Xin Yuen

Community Program Spotlight: Xin Yuen

Edited by: Sarah Cedro, Residential Composting Analyst Compost Crew’s community programs offer discounted rates for residents in a designated area.  Today we are featuring Xin Yuen, who lives in Silver Spring.  Xin is a wonderful example of how one person can inspire many others to take action. She started spreading the word in late February and within three weeks her…

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Compost Crew comes to Ellicott City!

Compost Crew comes to Ellicott City!

by Kathleen Turk, Organic Solutions Associate Compost Crew was started nearly 10 years ago in Montgomery County.  We have grown over the years to serve the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.  Maryland is our home and we’re always looking for ways to help more homes in the Free State keep their food scraps out of the landfill.  We’re excited…

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My composting story: Jane McKeel, Goodwin House

Jane McKeel is a resident and member of the Green Team at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads (GHBC).  The Green Team helps to promote sustainable living at GHBC.  She shared her perspective with Compost Crew. How did you get involved with the Green Team at Goodwin House? Soon after moving to Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads (GHBC), I observed that in-house recycling…

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There’s a new compost facility in Virginia!

There’s a new compost facility in Virginia!

by Ben Parry, CEO The Greater Washington D.C. region produces approximately 700,000 tons of food waste annually – more than the weight of every Boeing 747 ever built.  Only a fraction of that gets composted or recycled in any way.  The region has few composting facilities that accept food scraps, which over time could limit our ability to divert food…

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