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Compost News from around the Country

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

At Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm, we believe that educating our readers about compost and worm composting is one of the most important services we offer. In that vein, it’s important to keep in mind the communities, companies and people that are implementing compost plans into their daily lives and practices. Here are a few of the recent stories covering compost news from around the country:

Saugus compost site rules begin Saturday

By David Liscio / The Daily Item

SAUGUS , MA- The town reopens its recycling drop-off site on Saturday where residents can rid themselves of paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and glass containers.

The town’s compost center behind the Department of Public Works barn at 515 Main St. will also reopen. The compost site hours are Saturdays only, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A seasonal fee of $25 to use the compost facility must be paid by check or money order. No cash will be accepted and no exceptions will be made, town officials said. Read entire article.

GrowNY Compost Project

On March 5, 2011 GrowNYC will begin a 4-month pilot program to expand current food scrap collections from NYC households at select Greenmarkets. Shoppers can drop off fruit and vegetable scraps to be transported to a compost facility where they will become a fertile soil amendment for local farming projects and other uses. This program complements the existing, ongoing Greenmarket food scrap collections conducted by our community partners, Lower East Side Ecology Center (Union Square), Western Queens Compost Initiative (Sunnyside, Jackson Heights) and the Ft. Greene Compost Project.  Read entire article.

Don’t live in either of these communities? What is your neighborhood doing to make composting part of your community? Reach out to your Parks and Recreations Department or Public Waste Department and see what you can do about making public composting part of your region.