Growing up in the country, recycling and reusing was a way of life before it was a social movement. Living in the city, some of those tried and true habits have been a but harder to maintain. Kitchen scraps have been a source of guilt when they go into the trash and landfill.
Thankfully there is a program that can help with some of that guilt. After a successful trial year, Food Scraps Drop Spots now happen around the city at the West End Community Centre, Gordon House, Science World and Vancouver Farmers Markets. For a $2 donation the program will accept your food scraps for composting. With food waste being banned from landfills coming in 2015, now is the time to get in the habit of composting.
Collect your scraps then when you have enough take them to your nearest Drop Spot.
What scraps can you take to a Drop Spot?
– fruits & vegetables
– meat, bones & dairy
– breads & pastries
– cooked food scraps
– paper towels
– tea bags
– coffee grounds & filters
Leave the plastic bags & containers, styrofoam, oil & grease, coffee cups, diapers and animal wasters at home and out of the compost.