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Joy of Composting!

I am sure many of you are already very conscious about properly disposing/recycling of your waste but I would love to share my composting experience with you as I never knew proper trash handling could be so joyful and fun!

For the last several years, I have been doing my best to properly recycle and dispose of my trash. Recently one of our good neighbors introduced me to the Composting Program in the City of Laurel. This service is not available in many areas and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the city is running a composting program. That is fantastic!

Composting is a great way to give back to earth what we take from it. It is a healthy and efficient form of waste disposal where organic waste (food, paper,…) is naturally decomposed.


Some benefits of composting:

  • reduce landfill emissions and our carbon footprint

  • properly recycle kitchen and yard waste and paper products

  • add nutrients to the soil and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers

And, it feels great to know we are doing something to help our environment.

It may not be easy to complete the entire composting process at home but fortunately PGC and the City of Laurel already have a weekly composting collection service in place that makes composting really easy! When I started composting a couple months ago, I was really surprised to learn that more than 2/3 of our household trash is compostable - - food scraps, paper products and such.

If you are already composting, please reply to this email and share your experience and/or tips. If not, I encourage you to check the resources in your area, register and order the bins to start composting right away. I promise you will feel great taking this small step that can have a significant impact on our environment.

To learn more on how to start composting and the list of compostable materials please visit the City of Laurel Composting website.

Other Resources:

PGC Resources: How to compost?

PGC Composting Guide: What can I compost?

If you don’t have a Composting collection service in your area, please search for drop off locations. There are many grocery stores that also participate in the composting program!

Happy Composting!!!

sending love and gratitude,

Kay

July 2021

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