One Week Left of Cedar Grove's Compost Days
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Posted by: Anne Piacentino
Source: Cedar Grove
Compost Days™, March 15 - April 15, 2015
Compost Days™ is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Last year, our communities helped divert over 375,000 tons of yard waste, food scraps and other compostable materials from the landfill by using their curbside compost carts. We also donated over half mile of compost to local gardens through the Big Garden Give!
Giveawyas featuring coupons for compost and discounts on kitchen kits at Fred Meyer.
With every compost purchase made during Compost Days™, we will donate the same amount of compost to local gardens growing fruits and vegetables for those in need in our community.
Last year, through the Big Garden Give, we donated 1,119 yards of compost to community gardens - over half a mile of compost!
And that’s just for starters.
Together with our garden partners, Seattle Tilth and the WSU Snohomish County Extension Office, the Compost Days™ Big Garden Give installed two new gardens - a community garden at the Reunion House, senior housing facility, and a school garden at Marysville Arts & Technology High School.
Both gardens are feeding their communities, saving the average family they serve $650 a year in fresh produce.
GREAT COMPOST STARTS WITH YOUR SCRAPS.
Putting your food scraps in your curbside yard waste cart makes a big difference! Nearly 30% of what we throw away in our garbage is food scraps and food soiled paper, and that’s stuff that shouldn’t go to waste.
Vegetable and fruit trimmings, meats, fish and poultry scraps and bones, plate scrapings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper towels and napkins–even greasy pizza delivery boxes–it can all be composted. Just toss into your curbside yard waste cart.