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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY IS COMPOSTING IMPORTANT?

Widespread composting is essentially the only way to combat the effects of millions of tons of food waste crowding our landfills and causing irreversible damage to the environment, like global warming. The headlines about "the hottest week in recorded history" tell the story, and we all need to do what we can.

WHERE ARE MY COMPOSTABLES TAKEN?

Our food waste goes to Terra Firma Organics; the only composting facility in the Las Vegas area. They have the same mission as us, and take great care in their process to help the environment.

See Terra Firma's website here.

WHAT CAN I PUT INTO MY BUCKET?

According to our compost facility, if it grows, it goes!

 

Things like fruit and vegetable scraps go into the bucket.

Eggshells are fine. Coffee grounds are great.

 

Things not to put inside: meat, dairy, bread, butter, oil, plastics, chemicals, etc.

DO I RECEIVE SOIL IN RETURN?

Most of our supporters' main concern is making sure their food scraps don't get thrown into landfills, and many don't request soil for different reasons.

 

For anyone who requests, we will deliver a bag of dark, mature, nutrient-rich compost soil from our favorite composting facility once (possibly twice) a year; definitely at least in early spring. There is no charge for this. Request our annual soil delivery by emailing support@lvcompost.com with your name and address, and we'll confirm delivery details two weeks prior.

You can also elect to donate your finished product, and we'll find a home for it in a school, community center, or garden. Each year, we plan to partner with a facility or organization that could use it.

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