Compost Program 101 (Part 3): Decision Time on How You’ll Compost

July 25th, 2017|Organics Collection|

Welcome back to our series of blogs on compost! In case you missed it, the first two laid out the basics of compost and shared how to get started with compost by doing an assessment. Click here: Got Food Scraps? (Part I) to see the first blog in this series (just in case you missed [...]

Compost Program 101 (Part 2): Assessment

June 28th, 2017|Organics Collection|

Now that we’ve got the basics of compost under our belt (click here to see the first blog in this series post in case you missed the intro to compost!), let’s move on to the first step of implementing a compost program: conducting an assessment. First, we’ll start with a waste audit, which is exactly [...]

Got Food Scraps? (Part I)

June 15th, 2017|Organics Collection|

Whether we like it or not, we create compostable waste every day.  The luckiest among us have established composting infrastructure to divert that waste from landfills and incinerators.  The rest of us are left to try and figure out how to best to dispose of our company’s food waste, yard waste, and other organic material [...]

Are Food Waste Bans Giving You a Headache?

June 8th, 2017|Organics Collection|

We all agree that recycling is important, right? But have you considered recycling food waste? When food is placed in a landfill, it slowly breaks down and releases methane, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change. No one likes that. Check out the newest list below of states and cities focused on diverting food waste [...]

An Organic Waste Collection Journey

September 11th, 2014|Organics Collection|

  A Focus on Organic Waste The USDA estimates that 1/3 of all available food supply is wasted, which accounts for 21% of all the waste in the US sent to landfills or energy-recovery incinerators according to the EPA.   Innovative tech companies along with local and state governments are making significant investments in solutions to [...]

Massachusetts Food Waste Ban won’t go into effect until October 1st

February 7th, 2014|Organics Collection|

It's not too late! Great news if you're one of the commercial businesses in the State of Massachusetts that will be effected by the upcoming food waste disposal ban; you now have until October 1st to get an action plan together.  Give us a call today and we will help get you going.  At no [...]

Food Waste Ban in Massachusetts will affect commercial businesses on July 1st

January 13th, 2014|Organics Collection|

The State of Massachusetts has put forth one of the most aggressive food waste bans in the country, scheduled to take effect July 1, 2014.  If you are a commercial business operating in Massachusetts and you generate more than one (1) ton of food waste each week, you can no longer just throw it all [...]

Mandatory Food Scrap Recycling in Connecticut

January 6th, 2014|Organics Collection|

    Starting last week, all businesses in Connecticut that generate more than two (2) tons of food scraps per week are required to send those scraps to an organic composting facility, if such a facility is located within twenty (20) miles.  Currently, there are only three (3) such facilities in the state, but they [...]

Compost! Everybody’s Doing It!

September 5th, 2013|Organics Collection|

It seems every time you turn around these days some business or city has implemented a new plan for composting; I bet you even have a neighbor or two with a compost pile in their backyard.  It is something very simple to do and the benefits are countless!  Start one in your backyard today!  You [...]