Considering that one third of household waste is organic, composting makes sense in terms of waste reduction as it diverts significant amounts of trash from landfill. Organic waste in landfills generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States. By composting food scraps and other organics, methane emissions are significantly reduced and instead become a plant food.
Landfill is not a big compost pile. The landfill does not receive the proper balance of moisture, nutrients, and temperature to biodegrade organic matter. No one chops garbage in a landfill or stirs it, and no one adds fluids or oxygen- it is stable. These are not rare cases in landfills: Newspapers are still readable after almost 40 years; ten-year-old carrots are brown on the outside but bright orange on the inside; and 20-year-old steaks still have meat on the bones.
Composting seems to harmonize our being here with the way the world should be.
Composting is about so much more than reducing waste. It is becoming more and more aware of ourselves, too - more conscious of each other and of entire natural and cultural milieu in which we live. ~ Stu Campbell, Let it Rot
Making compost enriches our lives almost as much as it does our plants and gardens.
Organic materials should be recycled into the soil instead of being discarded in a garbage can (the capacity of landfills is FINITE).
By recycling the organic matter, such as food scraps etc, you don’t just divert tons of solid waste from landfill but you also keep valuable nutrients for the soil.
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OUR COMPOSTING SERVICES
Composting seems to harmonize our being here with the way the world should be. Composting is about so much more than reducing waste. It is becoming more and more aware of ourselves, too - more conscious of each other and of entire natural and cultural milieu in which we live. ~ Stu Campbell, Let it Rot
Do you own a business whose values align with ours? We can help you to establish composting practice! Please send us an email to email@example.com with basic information and we will provide a price quote.
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“ Hey, Williamsburg! Let’s Compost! ”
In 2022, Fill Happy diverted 5,100 pounds of food scraps & organic material from
landfills. Through your efforts, the estimated emissions saved are equal to:
net pounds of CO2
miles driven by an
switched to LEDs
gallons of gasoline
“Our relationship with nature is unbalanced. Humans are continuously
taking and discarding, and nature is continuously
giving. Instead, we need to apply circular thinking in which life is sustained and things are continuously repurposed.”
WE CAN ACCEPT ANYTHING THAT
EVER GREW OR LIVED :
- Flowers/Plants Trimmings
- Coffee grounds and filters
- Pan scrapings + leftovers
- Nut shells
- Diary, Egg shells
- Fill Happy compostable brushes
- Loose tea, certified compostable tea bags
- Outdated and reject vegetables + fruits and bread
- Pizza boxes (or other soaked cardboard pieces)
- Toilet paper rolls, shredded paper
- 100% cotton fabric scraps
- Paper napkins
- BPI Certified compostable plastic products
- Paper plates + cups (without plastic coating)
- Meat and bones (cooked and uncooked)
WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE
- Produce stickers
- Liquids and chemicals
- Synthetic inorganic materials
- Rubber gloves and protective wear
- Plastic bags, wrap of film
- Plastic bottles
- Plastic cups
- Plastic plates or utensils
- Plastic straws
- Condiment packets
- Coffee creamer packets
- Cup lids
- Human waste, pet waste and litter
- Dryer lint