Zero-Waste Recycling Service: Organics
Beginning in March 2016, Gator and Crane will pilot a zero-waste recycling program for households. The pilot will run from March to May of 2016. If it is successful, we will extend the service to become an annual service. We are limiting the pilot to 50 people, so sign up today if you are interested and reserve your spot! Items eligible for this program will include: oyster shells, food waste (compost) and used cooking oil. Pick up is weekly and containers are provided. Oyster shells are returned to the coast. Food waste is sent to a local farmer. Oil goes to a farmer who converts it to biodiesel to power the greenhouse. Participating in this program should reduce the average household waste by over 700 pounds of waste per year. That's 46% of all the "trash" produced by the average person per year! If you want to play your part in preventing further climate change, keeping methane producing materials out of the landfill is key.