Inevitably, you will have some residual food waste – but don’t throw it in the trash! Organic matter (like food) that is thrown in the trash rots in landfills and produces methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas that is 80 times stronger in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
Prep before you compost: Before you throw food in the compost, take off stickers, rubber bands, tags, and any other non-organic materials. Throwing plastic into the compost bin can lead to finished compost containing microplastics, which can get into soils and groundwater.
Use compost in your garden: You’ll not only grow more nutrient-rich food that requires less watering, you’ll also increase soils’ ability to absorb excess carbon from the atmosphere to help curb climate change.
Or go to your local Compost Facility.
What can we compost ? Check first with your local compost facility. SIMPLY PUT: IF IT GROWS, IT GOES.
Fruit Veggies Mushrooms Rice Grains Baked Goods Breads Nuts Legumes Meat & Bones Dairy (no liquid) Coffee Grounds& Filter Looseleaf Tea & Filters Spices Herbs Plant Trimmings Yard Waste Natural Fibers BPI certified bags BPI certified paper Paper Towels Napkins Soiled Paper Products Pizza Boxes
Where to compost ? Contact your official city website for more info or check on litterless website with some addresses in every state.
An other link to Compost Pick up Services Map here (not complete but useful)
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