Welcome to BioBag’s Community Heroes series! Each month, we will highlight community heroes that are making a difference in their communities and working to make their local environments cleaner and healthier.
This month, we are taking a look at Curbside Compost!
Curbside Compost is a program that picks up food scraps and delivers compost with a focus on the Fairfield and Westchester County communities in Connecticut. BioBag Associate Michael Downss spoke to Nick Skeadas of Curbside Compost about his organization. Their interview is transcribed below.
What led you to start your composting operation?
Nick: We just thought that we really needed to do this service here in this market. Composting wasn’t being offered, and we wanted to get the food scraps out of the waste stream.
Who do you serve, and how can people get in touch with you if they want to start composting?
Nick: People can reach out to us at curbcompost.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cell phone at 914-646-6890. These are the best ways to get in touch with us. A list of communities served for residential collection can be found on the home page of the website. Commercial tote service is also available.
How much organic material do you typically take in on a weekly basis?
Nick: We take in about 4,500 lbs. of organic material a week.
Please give us one fun fact about your business.
Nick: One 32-gallon toter full of fish weighs 190 pounds!
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