Evergreen’s First Ever Composting Program Going Well!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in BLOG, Programs | 2 Comments

EAS+Y and EDS Waste Solutions launched Evergreen’s first Community-Wide Composting Pilot Program on November 1, 2018. The program, slated to run until February 1, 2018, allows community members to drop their compostable kitchen scraps (including meat) off during designated hours behind King Soopers in Evergreen for $19/month. This is a pilot program, during which time EAS+Y and EDS hope to work out any issues in anticipation of starting an official program after the pilot.

UPDATE: We are continuing the program for another three months from February 1-May 1, 2019, with the hopes of recruiting more members and restaurants to increase viability. Please email us if you are interested in participating!

Why compost? Composting keeps organic waste out of landfills where it decomposes and contributes to methane levels in the atmosphere, a potent greenhouse gas and major contributor to climate change. Composting also helps make fertile, nutrient-rich soil, incredibly important for growing nutritious food.

Thank you to all of our participants who desire to bring this sustainable and important practice to the mountains! A special shout out goes to Chris Pfaff, EAS+Y Volunteer and Zero Waste Committee Member, who planted the seed of the idea with a simple conversation, proving that is really takes all of YOU to make our community sustainable. Thanks Chris!

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  1. Tonje Williams
    February 12, 2019

    I would be interested in this program, but $20 a month is too much to entice a regular family to participate. I can understand that charge for restaurants and schools, etc, but not for a family of 4.

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    • easyadmin
      February 12, 2019

      Thanks for the feedback, Tonje! This is the pilot, so we are taking any and all feedback into consideration. Unfortunately, $19/month is as low as we could go to make this program viable with all of the expenses. Hopefully if we get more participation we can lower the cost for a long-term program. However, that is still up in the air! Fingers crossed!

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