Curbside Composting

L. David Roper
http://www.roperld.com/personal/roperldavid.htm
5 April, 2016

Introduction

Composting reduces greenhouse gases emissions since using compost on gardens and fields sequests carbon in the soil. Food waste in landfills releases methane, a very potent greenhouse gas.

10 Questions for Cities and Towns Considering Residential Curbside Composting

Examples of Curbside Composting

San Francisco, California

Portland, Oregon

Seattle, Oregon

Washington, DC

University Park, MD

Marin County, CA

http://www.marinsanitary.com/residential-services/how-to-curbside-compost

Austin TX

Curbside Organics Collection Pilot (Started 31 Dec 2012, now 14,000 households)

St. Paul, MN

http://makedirtnotwaste.org/at-home/curbside-composting

Athens, GA

http://letuscompost.com/curbside-composting/

Princeton, NJ

http://www.princetonnj.gov/curbside-organics.html

Brattleboro, VT

Residential Project COW (Composting Organic Waste) encourages backyard composting.

New York, NY

Plans are being made.

Manchester, MA

http://www.manchester.ma.us/Pages/ManchesterMA_DPW/FAQcurbsidecompost.pdf

Boston, MA

Plans are being made.

Somerville, MA

Plans are being made.

Western Michigan

http://www.organicycle.org/home

Salt Lake City, UT

Curbside composting of yard waste

Canada

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_bin for links to composing programs in several cities or regions.

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