Why Compost?

  1. Fight climate change! Recycling food scraps and other waste organics reduces methane emissions by diverting this material from the landfill, where it produces greenhouse gases that harm the environment by contributing to a changing climate.

  2. Fertilize naturally! Returning key nutrients to the soil with compost has numerous benefits, including limiting or completely eliminating the need for chemicals and even increasing crop yields. Often over-used, industrial fertilizers can contribute to soil depletion and run-off pollution, while compost nourishes and enhances long-term soil sustainability.

  3. Conserve vulnerable habitats! Compost is often used to revitalize and restore areas that have been deforested or degraded by forming soil that improves moisture retention and aids in contamination cleanup. Rainforests and wetlands are two examples of biomes that are significantly impacted by human activity, and that are in need of beneficial remediation provided in part by compost.

  4. Support local! Participate in a food cycle that supports local growers and composters by completing the farm-to-table-to-farm circle. Using local products reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates jobs in your regional economy.

  5. Go green! Improve your market position and expand your consumer base with green, community oriented branding that makes your organization more sustainable.
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