Food glorious food
The town of Brookline is still trying to lose weight. Lots of it. And, as with most diets, food is the culprit. Lots of it.
Nine hundred twenty-three households are taking the weight loss challenge. They’re subscribing to Black Earth Compost, or another private service, for curbside collection of food waste. They’re diverting organics from the waste stream. You’ll see their small green carts at the curb on Monday mornings. Every pound of kitchen scraps in the cart is a pound that we don’t have to pay to have incinerated. Every pound of food waste we compost helps to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere.
We only need 77 more households to get to our first goal of 1000 BEC subscribers. Anybody? Anybody?
(Did you know that within a week after closing the Teen Center Drop-Off, we had a “surge” of 100 new subscribers to Black Earth Compost?)
As a town, we’re trying to get below 8000 tons of trash per year. Now, that’s real “weight loss.” Getting food out of the stream will help us pass that goal. We’re close. Anybody? Anybody?
Go to https://blackearthcompost.com/residential-curbside-compost-pickup.
No. You’re not late.
There is still time. But the Household Hazardous Products Drop-Off site will close for the season at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. After that, you will indeed be late.
The Recycling Corner is submitted by the Brookline Solid Waste Advisory Committee in partnership with the Department of Public Works Sanitation Division. The selection of material does not necessarily imply endorsement by the town. For more information on sanitation, recycling and hazardous waste, go to https://brooklinema.gov/1239/Trash-Recycling.