Welcome to the Beacon Compost Program, a proud and growing effort by Zero to Go in Beacon, NY.
WHAT IS COMPOST?
Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead.
WHY DOES COMPOSTING MATTER?
Americans throw away approximately $165 billion worth of food each year, and for the average American family, that can be up to $2,200 per household, according to a recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council. In Dutchess County, all of our waste is incinerated or landfilled, generating methane, a greenhouse gas that's 28 times more potent than C02. The amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is the highest it has been in the last 3 million years. This is enhancing the greenhouse effect and making the Earth warmer than normal, which is affecting the planet's weather patterns, creating global warming and climate change. Here's your chance to do something good - take your food scraps and turn them into compost to be used locally for growing more food!
WHO IS IT FOR?
All nearby residents and businesses within the Beacon city limits can join the compost program!
HOW DO I JOIN?
The program is open to everyone in the City of Beacon. Click the button below and fill out the form. We'll respond quickly to get you started.
1. Beacon Pick Up Service - price ranges from $25 to $45
2. Drop Off Service - ANY Hudson Valley Resident, learn more here
3. Beacon Apartment Building Pick Up - Ask us about this new service!
FOR BEACON-BASED BUSINESSES
Pricing varies based on size of business. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
WHAT DO I COMPOST?
A better question might be, what can't you compost! There are a surprising number of items you'd normally just toss that can now be composted and turned into healthy soil! You'll be amazed and proud to see how much of your waste can be put back into use by following the simple guides below. Eventually, composting will become as second nature as recycling for you, your household, and employees. We've made it simple and easy for everyone!
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