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Random Tip: Bicycle Compost

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 […]

Planet Police Composting

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 […]

Interview with Cambridge Recycling Director Randi Mail, Part 2

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 […]

Using Vermicompost in Potted Plants

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 […]

Worm Update: No More Flies!

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 […]