GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The latest addition to the KARE 11 family, just in time for week 7 of the Great Green Challenge, is a compost bin!
The compost bin was assembled in about a half an hour.
Recycling Specialist Andre Xiong gave us all a lesson in what can and cannot end up in our compost bin.
Goes in the compost:
- Vegetable and fruit scraps, rinds and peels
- Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
- Egg shells
- Nut shells
- Plant trimmings, Grass and leaves
Does not go in the compost:
- dairy products
- Meat or bones
- Gravies or sauces
- Branches and wood chunks
If your business contracts a hauler to come and take your compost to an offsite commercial compost, a lot more can be added including meat, dairy and even paper napkins and cups!
Regardless of which way a workplace chooses to compost, going green with lunch leftovers helps reduce trash and greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, there is free compost to use!
Visit RethinkRecycling.com or Hennepin.us/organics to learn more about the different ways of composting at your workplace.
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