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Food For The Soil: Reducing Waste Through Composting

Series: Talking Trash | Story 5

October 11, 2018

Welcome back to our series about waste and material management in Transylvania County. On Sept. 27, we looked at the landfill and the costs associated with long-term disposal of waste. Last week, we explored the recycling industry, and the positives and negatives associated with recycling household metals, paper, plastics and glass.

This week, we forge on to one of my favorite topics: composting! In the world of the Five R's, it is also known as Rot: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, Refuse (landfill).

When food scraps, leaves, grasses and other organic materials are combined in the right pro...

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