Did you know that composting materials account for 27% of landfill trash (epa.gov)? If you want step by step directions to create your own organic compost visit Cathy Bureau's Pinterest Board: Grow it Green, otherwise, read below for organic recycling - a ground breaking city idea.
Earth Day is April 22, 2012 so this month I am blogging on relevant topics. For more Earth Day blogs, see my links below.
Organics Recycling Pilot Program
(aka composting materials)
Call the City of San Antonio at (210) 207-6428) for more information.
|As part of the City’s new Organic Material Recycling Pilot Program, the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is introducing a new green cart for the collection of organic material such as leaves, grass, shrub and tree trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled paper (e.g., used napkins, paper plates, and pizza boxes). a
The carts will be delivered to homes in select neighborhoods from September through November. The selected neighborhoods will be part of the program’s pilot phase.
This new program is part of SWMD’s 10-Year Recycling and Resource Recovery Plan. The plan’s goal is to increase the City’s recycling rate to 60% by the year 2020.