Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Monticello, NY – Nationwide, waste-stream organics – things like degraded paper, yard debris and unused/wasted food – account for about 40% of the material we send to landfills for disposal. Uneaten food accounts for about a quarter of organics landfilled. Making more productive use of these materials is a priority, since trash exported and buried in landfills generates potent greenhouse gases like methane and costs money to manage properly.
An easy and inexpensive way to handle organics at home is by composting. Earth Machine Compost Bins are available from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County at a reduced price of $75.
Please order bins & barrels prior to May 7 at the Extension Education Center in Liberty or online at sullivancce.org/events. Payment is required at time of order, and compost bin pickup will be Sunday, May 20 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during the Annual Plant Sale. Email email@example.com or call 845-292-6180 for details.
The Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling is pleased to support composting and organics management opportunities in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County.
“Composting at home is a great way to save money and make soil for the yard and garden,” said Public Works Committee Chairman Joe Perrello. “Homemade compost is like fertilizer that you don’t have to pay for and haul!”
For additional information about composting, waste reduction, recycling and reuse, please contact the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling at 845-807-0290 or visit co.sullivan.ny.us/Departments/SolidWasteRecycling/tabid/3198/Default.aspx, and be sure to check out Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at sullivancce.org.