As the community garden has grown to 48+ plots, we have run into the problem of what to do with organic waste produced from the plots. This includes weeds, diseased leaves, plants, thick stalks from Okra and Sunflowers and more.
With the volume produced, we could not support hauling it away. The rule this season has been “bag and take with you”.
We are happy to announce we now have a solution. Chip Hall of nope (Natural Organic Process Enterprises) will come regularly and pick up any compostable materials. (YEAH!!!). In order to make this relationship work, we have to follow the following guidelines:
IF the cans are full...
Bag the material, but do not tie the bags shut. The compost will be emptied into a truck, the empty bags will be left behind to reuse.
Shake off as much dirt as possible before bagging so the bags are not too heavy. Try to keep bags under 20 lbs
Place them neatly near the guardrail, so they are hidden from sight from the road.
Long, stalks should be broken so they fit in a compost container.
If the cans are full, neatly pile them near the guardrails
so they are not visible from the road.