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Dear Residents of Beacon

A Survey

Do you compost?

What would it take to get you to compost?

Do you have or wish you had a garden?

 

Thanks for your time!

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so how many people are running this survey ? see answers in Nate's post
Just the two of us running this survey.  We are trying to figure out if there is interest is composting in Beacon.  I am wondering if a bike powered compost pick-up is something that could take off in Beacon!
ah, interesting - but what exactly do you mean ? That you'll pick up raw materials for compost via bike ? Also, I'm pretty sure the the transfer station also provides free compost and mulch to residents, you just have to pick it up yourself.
I mean you could sign up and once a week or once every other week I would come and take your 5 gallon bucket of food scraps off of your porch and leave you a clean bucket.  The compost would go to local farms and you may have the option of getting good soil in return.  An option for those of us who may not have the space or need to compost in the back yard.
I have a garden and I compost, but with this snow I haven't been able to get to my compost pile, so it's been going to waste.

We live in an apartment and would like to compost. (We composted for years at our former home.) As I have no garden, a pickup service would be great. It would have to be weekly at minimum as veggie waste gets smelly. Alternatively, we could drop off compost at a community heap.

Hardwick, VT has a large community composting operation. Its described in Ben Hewitt's book: The Town that Food Saved.

Royal Carting did a trial of curbside compost pick-up last year. I don't know if the company is going to offer this throughout the city.
Sarah, you can drop off compost at the Transfer station.  

Sarah Boyd said:

We live in an apartment and would like to compost. (We composted for years at our former home.) As I have no garden, a pickup service would be great. It would have to be weekly at minimum as veggie waste gets smelly. Alternatively, we could drop off compost at a community heap.

Hardwick, VT has a large community composting operation. Its described in Ben Hewitt's book: The Town that Food Saved.

But the towns compost is not "cooked" enough and is full of weed seeds and rocks.  That might be great, to get good compost in return.

Hello there,

 

     Yes, I have a short term and a long term pile in my backyard behind and on the side of my garage.  I have an herb garden around my house and am expanding to another private garden this year where I will also grow a season of food.  

It seems this thread has been dead for a while, but did anything ever come of it? I'm new to the area and would love to help out with any composting efforts.

hi

at one point there was going to be composting via royal but i think that died. in the spring/summer the farmer's market has a drop off for the farms to use. maybe there should be one for the winter.



Adam Liebowitz said:

It seems this thread has been dead for a while, but did anything ever come of it? I'm new to the area and would love to help out with any composting efforts.

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