Young local entrepreneurs Jake Wollman and Cam Scott began a unique business venture: urban compost pick up. When organic matter is sent to the landfill, it decomposes anaerobically, produce immense amounts of greenhouse gases and takes up space that only non-recyclable or reusable items should. Mandatory composting is a clear solution to these, and many other, landfill problems. Vermont’s Universal Recycling and Composting Law (Act 148) will make discarding of food scraps in the landfill illegal by 2020.
Composting has to be the norm, but right now, haulers don’t have the time or infrastructure to pick up compost every week. Jake and Scott saw a need in their community, and started No Waste Compost. When you sign up for the service, you receive a compost bin and have several options: weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly curbside pick up. These range from $7-$12 per month, depending on the type of service you choose. There are add-ons (for a slight additional charge) for No Waste to wash your bin or give you a fresh compost bag each week. Split among roommates, it’s a small price to pay, and a weight off your shoulders!
To Sign Up: nowastecompost.com