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  • Tadan B. 3 days ago
    poop
  • DOLLY K. 2 years ago
    EGG SHELLS CAN BE GROUNG AND ADDED TO THE COMPOST PILE AT HOME. EGG SHELLS CAN ALSO BE BAKED AT 350 DEGREES THEN GROUND AND ADDED TO HOME MADE DOG FOOD FOR CALCIUM.
  • Micki C. 2 years ago
    If the food is unopened, it can be donated. many are unaware that the liability laws have not been ion effect for over 20 years wit the Bill Emerson food donation act. Schools and facilities can donate excess food and even milk as long as proper temps are maintained. Please share this info and defend to to people who claim they can't donate due to liability. In LA, our hauling facility is about to use vericomposting, so worms will eat all the excess food (including foods not normally put in compost such as animal products), food soiled paper, and napkins.
  • Ka L. 2 years ago
    I don't understand the difference between methane and/or co2 emmited from composting as opposed to the same emmitted from plants and foodscraps place in a landfill. Wouldn't the same amountof methane and or co2 be produced in both the compost pile and the landfill, respectively?
    • BenD@Recyclebank 2 years ago

      Hi Ka, 

      Great question. The answer is no.

      With all other factors equal, methane production in landfills is significantly higher than in a compost pile. This is because landfills by their nature cause organic matter to break down without oxygen, resulting in methane, when the same matter would produce mostly CO2 in a compost pile, because with compost oxygen is involved in the chemical change. Read more here.

  • Janice M. 2 years ago
    We should be using the energy/gas that comes off our organic waste in every recycling facility. Methane has been captured for years so then why only 80 facilities across the US are converting organic waste into energy?
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