According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we each throw away 4.5 pounds of trash every day. Much of this waste can be recycled at one of the Monroe County recycling centers. Check hereto find the closest location to you.
If you want to reap benefits from the waste you produce while doing something good for your land, consider starting your own compost pile! The list of compostable items is endless, but here are just a few:
Yard waste (grass clippings and leaves, but not weeds)
Tea bags and coffee filters
You can make your compost system as simple or complex as you would like. Check out the Helpful Links below, or contact the SWCD for tips from our District Conservationist.
Convenient Compost Collection in Bloomington! - Green Camino Composting
Green Camino Composting in Bloomington offers weekly or biweekly curbside pickups and has a drop-off site at Deep Roots Garden Center for those signed up in the program. Greem Camino makes composting convenient even when you or your organization don’t have the space, resources, or time to do it own your own. Residents can choose from curbside collection or drop-off services. Offices, schools, organizations, and events can approach zero waste with their custom commercial services. Along with in-office, on-site collection services, Green Camino provides educational support and impact reporting. Achieve your sustainability goals and help your team divert organic resources from the landfill, reduce emissions, enrich the soil, and protect the climate.