Removing food waste from the landfill is a great way to combat climate change, whether backyard composting or using a commercial composting service.
Food waste that decays in a landfill generates methane which is a greenhouse gas (GHG) approximately 30X more powerful than CO2.
Compost has additional benefits including enriching and restoring soil health, reducing fertilizer use and improving soil water retention
Getting started is easy!
RAICA has partnered with local companies to provide organic waste hauling service and/or residential bucket exchange service to Houses of Worship and their members.
Click here to connect with our Composting Committee and request an info session at your HoW
For Houses of Worship (HoW) or Institutions
For households or small businesses
RAICA has partnered with ImpactEarth to provide bucket exchange service to members of local HoW.
Subscribers receive a bucket to collect household food waste and compostables. Full buckets can be brought to the HoW on designated days and exchanged for a clean one
Download a short announcement to post in your bulletin
*Make sure that you indicate that your are with RAICA to receive special discount pricing
Information about composting
Some of the many benefits of Composting beyond reducing emissions contributing to climate change:
Compost releases nutrients (including important micronutrients) slowly back to the soil and balances pH
Compost improves soil structure reducing nutrient and water runoff and reduces erosion.
Compost increases beneficial insects, worms and organisms providing aeration, nutrient conversion and suppressing disease and pests
Composting can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers
For more information including composting guides and tips visit Cornell Cooperative Extension