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Food For Thought

Over the past decade, composting has shed its hippie-lifestyle image and become a mainstay in government policy efforts to increase diversion rates and reduce greenhouse gas emmissions. Composting is an important piece of the puzzle in diversion from landfills and overall climate stewardship, but isn’t the best use of our excess and uneaten food. By…

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Using Compost in Your Lawn & Garden

Increasing organic matter in soil with compost is a simple act packed with benefits that contribute to healthy soil and a strong, vibrant landscape. Soil will benefit from a compost boost in almost any application including trees and scrubs, seeded lawns, under sod, in lawn aeration, and in flower beds, borders and vegetable gardens. Did…

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Business and MFU Tips for Composting

Let us do the heavy lifting! Due to the City of Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance which requires ALL properties, residential, commercial and multifamily to have trash, recycle and compost service by June, 2016, Western has worked with many of our existing customers to start their new compost service. As implementing compost collection at your…

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Green Up Your Garden with Compost

For overall soil health and plant vigor, the US Composting Council recommends that we “Strive for 5%”, that is, aim for 5% compost in our soil. This will help to keep plants healthy, reduce water needs, introduce beneficial microorganisms and possibly reduce the need for added fertilizer.

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