Why is it important
We know it is hard to throw those vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, and eggshells into the trash week after week when you know they could be turned into black gold to help grow beautiful plants and return nutrients to the earth.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 20 percent of what goes into municipal landfills is food. Keeping food and other organic wastes off of our landfill will have huge economic and environmental benefits for the area.
Removing the organic waste from the landfill will increase the lifespan of a landfill and save the community billions of dollars in the long term. Building a new landfill is an expensive and complicated process. A lot of new landfill applications are denied because people don’t want a landfill in their backyard. It is crucial to extend the life span of the landfills to avoid having to build new ones. When a landfill is full and no permits are given for its construction, this waste needs to be shipped elsewhere, which is very expensive.
Avoiding potential groundwater contamination: Although liners and leachate collection systems of landfills minimize leakage, liners can fail and leachate collection systems may not collect all the leachate that escapes from a landfill. That is particularly important in this geologically sensitive area.
Organic waste in landfills generates, methane, a potent greenhouse gas. By composting wasted food and other organics, methane emissions are significantly reduced.
The dirt on how it works
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 We give you You put your food You leave your We turn your a bucket scraps and organic bucket out scraps into nutrient-rich material in the bucket for us to pick up soil that you get or can donate to a farm or community garden
Let us handle all the stinky parts of the process!
Pick up (City of Viroqua)
Every other week $15/month
Additional buckets $5/month each extra weekly bucket
We also do commercial subscriptions
Want to know more or sign up? Contact us!
608-637-8200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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For a printable document of what is and is not accepted in our compost collection - CLICK HERE
*Drop-offs must still register with us as we can only accept compost from registered subscribers with Growing For Good buckets.