Friday, August 21, 2009
Over one-third of the waste generated by central Contra Costa County communities consists of yard and food waste...
Isn't that a startling fact? Enough to make you think twice before throwing banana peels in the garbage?
After living and breathing gardening for the past year, I wonder why more of us aren't composting our kitchen scraps and yard waste? Even my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Ava clearly knows the word compost. She delights in the opportunity to throw coffee grounds on the heaping backyard pile while searching for Mommy, Daddy, and Baby worms to feed.
Fortunate for Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority customers, rebates are available on composting containers, workshops and a wealth of waste information is on their website. Say that five times fast!
Reality is, you don't need to purchase any fancy container. Just dig a hole, and start a backyard pile. Take advantage of free education at the Contra Costa Library, there are over 200 books available on the topic "composting."
One by one, little by little, we can make a difference in our world!