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Curb the need for landfills. Roughly half of what ends up in the landfill can be composted. Composting is a great way to reduce our dependence on landfills.
Replenish our soils. Organic compost is the most effective way to grow organic crops. Artificial fertilizers wreak havoc on local systems and require a serious petroleum based infrastructure.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When organic matter decomposes anaerobically it produces methane, a greenhouse gas that is 30 times more potent than CO2.
Together, we have diverted 1,158,260 lbs from the landfill.
That's CO2 equivalent of taking 234 cars off the road for a year!
2,200,694 lbs of CO2-e emissions avoided.
When organic material is sent to the landfill it breaksdown through a process called anaerobic digestion. Methane is a byproduct of this process. While carbon dioxide is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas. CO2-e is a carbon dioxide equivalent. read more
How does it work?
Residential & Business Services
Signup and we'll deliver a bucket to your door. Put your food scraps in the bin and place it outside the night before your scheduled service day. Each week we'll pick up the bin and give you a fresh one. In the Spring, you'll be eligible to receive finished compost.
Bin Swap Program
We also accept bin swaps at the Brighton Farmers markets from 9 am - 1 pm on Sundays for $4/swap. learn more