The Bentana Woods West HOA Board is implementing a compost pilot program on Park Glen CT. This pilot program is being implemented based on resident interest and initiative for community composting in the cluster. The intent of the compost pilot program is to gage interest and trial the implementation of community composting. The goal is to install compost stations on each street within the Cluster. For this pilot program, compost bin(s) will generally be located along the sidewalk of the lawns between upper and lower Park Glen Ct.
What is composting? Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter into a valuable fertilizer. It is a means to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste that goes to a landfill to be preserved underground, and overall helps the environment. Compost fertilizer can be used in your garden to help your plants grow.
What about the smell? Done properly, composting will not generate offensive odors to those walking down the sidewalk.
What about attracting wildlife? Done properly, composting will not typically attract wildlife.
I’m interested, what do I do? Fill out the survey below…
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- Kitchen waste: banana peels, avocado skins, crushed egg shells, tea bags (no staples), coffee grounds, coffee filters, etc…
- Larger items cut into small chunks: citrus rinds, watermelon rinds, corn cobs, etc…
Do not Compost
- Fats and cooking oils
- Nuts and nut shells
- Plastic or compostable bags
- Human or pet waste
- Fruit stones and pits
- Yard waste
IMPORTANT! Attempting to compost items not suitable for composting will result in spoiling the compost bin, generating offensive odors, encourage pests and wildlife, harbor pathogens, and spread disease. Help keep your cluster clean and safe by composting properly.
Collecting food scraps in your kitchen
There are many ways to collect and store food scraps in your kitchen for composting. Find a way that works for you and your home. You can…
- use a large yogurt tub or bucket
- buy a food scrap container
- or keep a plastic bag in the freezer
Consider a container with a lid, unless you empty your container every, or every other day. Wash or rinse your food scrap container regularly. Freezing scraps will prevent odors between infrequent trips to the compost bin. Try the Bokashi Process to ferment the food scraps and prevent odor. More tips and recommendations are only a Google search away.