Encouraging Shredding of Leaves at Home

Karen Deeter Gainesville August 04, 2008 09:48 PM
I have been asked to develop a "tool box" on recycling leaves and twigs at home. We would like to encourage our residents to shred their leaves and twigs and use the resulting mul…

Cutlery: Plastic vs. Biodegradable vs. Flatware

lbv10 June 19, 2008 03:53 PM
Does anyone know of research that shows the environmental impact difference between using plastic vs. biodegradable vs. flatware for a conference? We are especially interested in …

Water Savings with Compost

Dieter Geesing Abbotsford April 23, 2008 07:51 PM
Hello, It is a known fact that soil organic matter saves lawn irrigation water. The amount depends on soil texture, climate, lawn grass species and a few other factors. Does …

Composting and Other Sustainability Efforts

Thomas Shelley Ithaca March 05, 2008 09:58 PM
Dear Colleagues I am taking a Master Composter training program at our local Cornell Cooperative Extension office. Two of my class mates and myself are developing an out-of-cla…

Information on Organic Waste Management

Dieter Geesing Abbotsford February 15, 2008 09:58 PM
Hello everyone, I am looking for information on two topics related to organic waste management 1) Unbiased studies (preferably peer-reviewed) comparing composting, anaer…

Seeking Sample RFP for Composting Municipal Services

cfryer February 04, 2008 11:26 AM
Hi, I'm seeking a sample RFP where a municipality has contracted out with a private entity to operate the municipality's existing yard debris composting operation. The goal i…

Organic Food Waste

Anne Camozzi Nova Scotia June 29, 2007 08:14 AM
Nova Scotia , Canada has been collecting organics for quite awhile even in rural areas. Check out the City of Halifax Waste management, The town of Antigonish. These are some exam…

Food Waste

John Schroder London June 25, 2007 07:05 AM
Hi Can anyone direct me to any examples they know of where there has been a successful campaign to increase the amount of food waste being recycled (for turning into compost)…

Food Composting

ahillyard January 19, 2007 02:39 PM
The Province of Nova Scotia banned compostable organic material from disposal at a landfill November 30, 1998. Curbside collection of organics for residential and ICI has been tak…

Seeking Examples of Increased Diversion Rates Due to C&E or Program Adjustments

Lydia Torbicki Thorold January 17, 2007 03:47 AM
Hi all; We are trying to find examples of waste diversion programs which have a demonstrated/documented increase in participation rates (% tonnes captured, kg/hh/yr, etc.) bas…

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