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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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Food Waste in the U.S.

The numbers are staggering – 133 billion pounds of food wasted in the U.S in 2010 (the most recent year for which data is available). That’s 40% of all food produced in the country at a cost of $161 billion annually. Food loss occurs all along the supply chain including production, storage, transportation and retail.…

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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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