A good news, local loop story, from your site back to the gardens around you!
Recycling Alternative takes the organics we collect to the two industrial, commercial composting facilities in the Lower Mainland, Harvest Power and Envirosmart/West Coast Lawns. Both use a windrow system turning your food waste into soil amendment and top soil for the local gardening, landscaping and urban agriculture markets.
Did you know that Recycling Alternative is working with Vancouver Farmers Markets to collect dropped-off food scraps? Residents of local communities can bring the food scraps that they collect over the week to the Winter Farmers Market or Gordon Neighbourhood House on Saturdays for composting. Since the pilot started in August, the project has collected over 11,000 pounds of compost! Check out foodscrapsdropspot.tumblr.com for all the details.