Composting

 

The City of Stamford picks up leaves once in the fall and Christmas trees once in the winter – which are composted. Stamford is piloting a food/organic compost program.

Stamford Recycling would like to provide some helpful links to encourage all residents and businesses to compost when possible because it is great for the environment and the City:

  • Composting reduces waste that would otherwise be carted to landfills or incinerated
  • Composting creates nutrient-rich soil that is great for gardening.

Residents who are not able to compost all of their own grass clippings and yard waste can bring them to the Katrina Recycling Center.

Businesses can bring their grass clippings, leaves, and yard waste to The Scale House.

 

 

Why is Composting Important for Our Future?

  •  “In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions”
  •  “In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month”
                World Food Day - Food Waste: The Facts
  • You can do something about it – compost!

Helpful Links:

 

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