Most people have come to know that there are certain things you can and cannot compost. However, the reality is that almost anything can be composted if it is or had been a living substance in the past. The real trick is composting them properly and treating the compost with the proper care to make sure it is healthy. As explained in last week’s post, Waste Not Composting is currently unable to accept large amounts of dairies and meets due to its specialized manner of proper deterioration. However, the company is currently saving up to purchase an in-vessel composter!
In-vessel composters specialize in decomposing meats, biosolids, table scraps, and other biodegradable materials. The in-vessel’s internal environment allows the temperature, airflow, and moisture to be controlled to produce compost much quicker than it would otherwise. This method of composting can also be performed all year round which results in quickly made healthy soil. This form of equipment would increase Waste Not’s intact of compostable goods and, in turn, aid the ecosystem as well as eliminating even more varieties of spoiled food from landfills. With all of the in-vessel’s perks, there are downfalls...
In-vessel’s are extremely expensive. The type of in-vessel composter that Waste Not is looking into investing in costs $70-80,000.
“I hope to be able to purchase the in-vessel composter by next summer,” says Waste Not Composting Founder, Gretchen Gibb. “The more clients that sign up for service, the sooner I can afford it.” In order to reach this goal, Waste Not needs to hit 500 clients. Waste Not implores current clients to help spread the word of its composting service so as to not only assist us in achieve our goal, but to also assist the environment and improve soil quality. The sooner more people are aware of composting, the sooner landfills will be free of unused renewable resources!