We’ve already talked about recycling here and on City Cast Boise. But did you know that the City of Boise, like most communities, actually composts much more than it recycles? Or at least, that’s based on pounds of matter, but we’ll get into that another time.
The composting program has been up and running for six years now, and the Curb It Compost Program website says that it diverts about a third of the waste from Boise residences from going into landfills.
That’s key, because the Ada County landfill does have limited space, and we really don’t want to have to create another landfill. Plus, composting is a community-wide way of reusing food materials, because anyone who uses the city’s composting program can get free compost at two different sites: the Idaho Botanical Garden and the Joplin Road Compost Site.
If you get really really bored at work and run out of nature cams to watch, you can always check how much compost is at Boise's pick-up sites. (Curb It)
Soon, I’m going to write a deep dive into composting with help from the experts. But first, here are some helpful links:
Here’s the city’s digital sorting guide for what you can put in your composting bin.
Enter your address here to learn how and when you can get your recycling and composting picked up.
Now, write in with your questions that those links didn’t answer, or what you’ve always wanted to know about composting. I’ll do my best to answer any questions I get and share those answers with other readers.