Students start a composting progam at the High School
This is a great win for the school, but also for the town. Great job, students! The Independent has a good article about it.
What an inspiration to all the rest of us!
Did You Know?
Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 30% of what we throw away, and could be composted instead
Composting cuts methane emissions from landfills and methane is much worse than CO2
Composting creates a rich fertilizer
You can compost at home or use a service
Where to Compost?
Home Composting - check out "Get Started in 5 Easy Steps" - this is where you put your scraps into a container to biodegrade. As an added bonus, this reduces emissions and costs in transporting waste.
Composting Service - such as Black Earth Compost
Allows troublesome items that home composting can't handle like bones and pasta and grease - here's a complete list of compostable items
Can be used by anyone without a suitable home composting location like apartments or condos with HOAs that prevent it
The more Hopkinton residences sign up with the Black Earth Compost service, the cheaper rate will be.
Community Composter - Find a Composter
Indoors with Vermicomposting - it's faster than an outdoor pile, and produces compost faster. Here are some resources:
Urban Work Company article on composting compared to vermicomposting
A How To Guide from Oregon State University
What You Can and Can't Compost in Your Backyard
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Cornell University's Waste Management Institute has a detailed guide to composting, plus a lot more resources on their website.