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Recycle discarded produce to make low cost compost and reduce the waste stream.

Has anyone recycled discarded produce from supermarkets and maybe even restaurants to use as a source of compost?   I was considering this as one of our projects to develop the compost for our bucket brigade and maybe even resale as a fund raiser at our local farmers market and maybe if viable, as a small cottage industry for my NPO.

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Tags: Recycle, compost, produce, waste

Comment by Cornelia on April 9, 2012 at 4:13pm

John, it's not the same thing, but we have a company here in Boston called Bootstrap Compost that picks up city folks' kitchen scraps and turns it into compost. I imagine they could also pick up from supermarkets and groceries, so it may be a helpful model for you to check out. Good luck!

Comment by Shira Friedman on April 9, 2012 at 4:19pm

There is also something similar in the Washington D.C. area which does pick up from restaurants I believe... http://compostcab.com/

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