Archive for 'Composting'
So Planet Police only picks up food waste from larger organizations who can’t compost themselves, but there are a couple good services for residential customers in the Boston area, both of which use bicycles to pick up your food waste. SoilCycle and Bootstrap Compost offer services starting at $25 and $10 per month, respectively. Has […]
Over at Berklee.net, I’ve posted an interview with the head of Planet Police, the company that collects Berklee’s food waste for compost. Leon Tarentino had a lot of interesting stuff to say, far more than I could use there, so here’s the rest of the interview. Enjoy! How did you start this company? It branched […]
On Tuesday, I shared my conversation with Randi Mail, recycling director for the City of Cambridge, about Cambridge’s new single-stream recycling program. In the process we touched on some general waste and recycling questions that I thought I’d share here. If you have any other questions or want to attend the recycling facility tour, let […]
Posted: August 19th, 2010 under Composting, recycling, trash.
Tags: anaerobic digestion, Cambridge recycling, Casella Recycling, curbside composting, I'm really looking forward to curbside composting—my worms can't keep up with me!, recycling
As someone without a yard and only one houseplant (Oliver decided the others were litter boxes), one of my major issues with vermicomposting is what to do with the finished compost. I’ve actually given a bunch of it to my family in Maine before. But now that warmer weather’s here my porch is an ideal […]
Posted: June 16th, 2010 under Composting, Food.
Tags: and before you ask - cat pee is not a good fertilizer, compost fertilizer, compost in houseplants, compost mulch, compost tea, how to use compost
We checked on the worm bin tonight, and—finally!—the flies are gone. It’s taken four months of no feedings to eradicate the pests, but it eventually worked. (The spider that we found inside may have helped, too.) It obviously wasn’t the ideal environment for the poor worms; the few dried-up bodies on the floor around the […]