CITY OF BEACON COMPOSTING PILOT
Want to help reduce climate change? Participate in Beacon’s municipal compost program where you can drop off your food waste for free at three locations. Composting is a great way to reduce the waste burned at the county incinerator, which can contribute to unsafe air conditions because “waste incineration creates and/or releases harmful chemicals and pollutants” (NRDC.org, Burned: Why Waste Incineration Is Harmful). We have also distributed 100 subsidized bins for backyard composting as well. Scroll down to find more details about composting at home.
All Beaconites are welcomed and encouraged to use the compost drop-sites. This 6-month pilot program will run from April 14th – October 15th. These are not available for use by businesses at this time.
TAKE A SURVEY! We would request that if you use the drop-sites, you participate in the data collection efforts connected to this pilot and complete the “Getting Started” survey, here. We will then contact you each month of the pilot to complete a short check-in survey, and one final exit survey. The purpose of this data collection is to estimate how much organic waste is being diverted, understand how to support more Beaconites to compost, and potentially expand this initiative. Please help by providing us with feedback on your experience!
Please watch our funny “how to compost” videos starring Beacon kids as teachers, Mr. Mayor and other adults as students, and a whole bunch of compost!