» Food Waste Collection
Diverting food waste from the garbage is the next step after standard recycling. Brown bins have been used as collection bins for food waste that divert discards for composting and keep the mess out of landfills. Use of these bins is most popular in the United Kingdom, especially IRELAND, and it’s even gaining momentum in NEW YORK.
Similar to recycling paper, plastic and glass, brown bins allow further sorting of materials putting scraps to use as compost, beneficial for local gardens and yards. Most households don’t go through the effort of composting at home, yet their food waste contribution can be beneficial to the community for compost creation for use on public land. Brown bin materials could be collected by a commercial collection agent or by community volunteers. This is a long-term, gradual effort that can be slowly chipped away at when time permits. If interested in collaborating, email Jennifer.