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Composting

Removing food waste from the landfill is a great way to combat climate change, whether backyard composting using a or 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.

For Houses of Worship (HoW) or Institutions

Local vendors that provide organic waste hauling service include: 

For small to medium size commercial kitchens

ImpactEarth  

For larger commercial or industrial kitchens

Natural Upcycling

Resource material on the benefits of composting for your HoW

Presentation 

Click here to request an info session at your HoW

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

ImpactEarth Accepted Materials

Bucket Exchange Video

*Make sure that you indicate that your are with RAICA to receive special discount pricing

Information about composting

Some of the many benefits fo Composting beyond reducing climate change ​

  1. Compost releases nutrients (including important micronutrients) slowly back to the soil and balances pH 

  2. Compost improves soil structure reducing nutrient and water runoff and reduces erosion.

  3. Compost increases beneficial insects, worms and organisms providing aeration, nutrient conversion and suppressing disease and pests

  4.   Composting can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers

For more information including composting guides and tips visit Cornell Cooperative Extension