Our vision is to create permanent infrastructure here in Beacon to divert valuable food waste from incineration and landfill, transforming it instead into compost we can use right here in our community. Keeping this valuable resource local for our gardens and farms will dramatically cut down on the amount of waste we create while helping to grow our food, not to mention creating jobs and additional revenue for our city as well. Currently, there is only one compost facility in all of Dutchess County - we want to see that change! Our immediate goal is to have our own facility in Beacon so we can keep this "black gold" local. Our ultimate goal is to perfect the program here in Beacon, and then move on to the next town, and the next and the next!