While composting has been a natural part of the earth and a sustainable process for centuries, urban farming is relatively new. We want to help you understand exactly what we're getting into and how you can help by answering some of the most commonly asked questions. If you don't see an answer to a question you have, please feel free to contact us by sending a message to RecycledCityCompost@gmail.com
- FAQ -
- Why Should I Compost? -
Composting is a sustainable activity that is easy to participate in when we provide you with our tools and pick-up service! It creates a cycle instead of a linear path to the landfills, and contributes to your local food economy when the soil is used to create fresh, chemical and pesticide-free produce. Learn more about the benefits of composting by reading our Benefits Page.
- What is Odor Preventer? -
Odor preventer is amixture of shredded wood. It starts the decompostion process immediately so that your food scraps are turned into soil quicker and greatly reduces the smell of the food scraps in the compost bin.
- What can I compost? -
Please refer to to our list of compostables for suggestions on what to compost, and things that can also be recycled!
- What about meat and dairy? -
Yes! With the use of odor preventer and our hot composting technique, even meat, bones, and dairy can be thrown into your compost bin. Give it an extra handful of odor preventer!
- Doesnt it smell? -
Because of the anaerobic (or air-tight) method provided with our sealed bins. This method virtually eliminates the smell of your bin, and if you ever notice a strong scent all you have to do is cover the materials with the odor preventer when adding compostables to the bin!
- Do You have to Pick up Every-Week? What if I dont Fill my Bucket? -
We do pick-ups every week because we want to get your food scraps in the compost pile ASAP! The amount of odor preventer you use depends on how many compostables you collect.