Food scraps, yard clippings and leaves are common components of Moab's waste stream that many residents would like to avoid sending to our landfills. Composting is a great way to do this! While Moab currently has no curbside compost pick-up program, there are still ways to start composting here in town if you aren't already doing so in your own back yard. Here are a few resources from CCR friends and colleagues around the State of Utah that might help you get going. If you have other composting suggestions to share, please let us know!
Handout from Youth Garden Project (YGP) 2009 Composting Workshop
Thanks to YGP we have these concise directions on getting started composting that are specific to residents here in Moab. Please visit their website to learn more about their great programs and stay informed about when their next composting workshops are!
Salt Lake City Composts "Home Composting" brochure
This is a fun, easy to read brochure that does a good job of laying out the basics of how - and why - to compost.
Recycle Utah "Home Composting Made Easy: The Secrets Revealed" presentation
Recycle Utah is on the leading edge of recycling and waste reduction education in Utah and we thank them for sharing their dynamic and user friendly materials. Watch, learn, enjoy and support them if you're up in Park City (or even if you aren't!). Click on indicated "Composting Presentation" links on this page to select either the PowerPoint presentation or associated PDF document.
Creekside Lane Organics may want your food scraps
Want to divert food scraps from your trash, but looking for someone else who can use and compost them? Creekside Lane Organics accepts some food scraps to use as compost on their farm. Contact them first to inquire if your items are acceptable: 260-9563 or follow the link above.