Food Waste and Composting

New Compost Facility Rules in NH

Food & Yard Scraps Services in NH

Food scraps and yard waste should be kept OUT of municipal solid waste (MSW) whenever possible. 

They can either be composted (in the luxury of your own yard), or deposited at a facility such as the examples below.  Check out these resources to see if they offer a solution for you! Additionally, you may want to check with your local transfer station, local farms, and garden centers to see what options they offer as well. 

Municipalities with Composting Programs (NH, VT)

NRRA receives requests from municipal members who are interested in hearing about members with current food scrap composting programs. They want to know where to start, how to survey their community, how to get their residents involved, and how to get the decision-makers on-board.  We hope that the communities below can serve as an example to other municipalities who need to know where to start to set up their own food scrap composting programs. Please check out their resources and reach out with questions.

 

Increasing Waste Diversion - Beyond Recycling

On April 7, 2021, NRRA staff Reagan Bissonnette and Bonnie Bethune taught a workshop for the NH Department of Environmental Services on decreasing the amount of solid waste being sent to l

NRRA Green Cone Solar Digester Setup

Join NRRA as we set up a Green Cone Solar Digester in a residential yard to accept food scraps from the kitchen!

 

Green Cone Solar Digester Setup

NRRA Composting Through the Seasons

Composting during the summer months is easy, but what about composting the rest of the year? Join NRRA Education Manager, Heather Herring, as she explores composting through the seasons in your own backyard.

NRRA Composting Through the Seasons

 

Tuck Your Worms in at Night: Subpod Food Scrap Composting Setup Video

Keene, NH asked NRRA to research two food scrap composting systems in order to reduce the weight that is going into MSW (Municipal Solid Waste). Heather Herring created a video to show how she set up a Subpod composting system using worms in her yard to test the ease of setup, use, and amount of material she can keep out of the landfill. NRRA would love to work with organizations, schools, or restaurants in the Keene area using food scrap composting systems. Stay tuned for more as this project continues and for more videos!

Event Waste Reduction: Styling Your Event Recycling Plan

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Investigate all the options for zero waste event training programs that expand beyond NRRA's present RecycleMobile program. This includes access to NRRA’s Can Cage aluminum recycling program, additional container approaches, and basic training on how to plan for better materials purchasing and incorporating composting at events. Planning ahead is the most effective tool in reducing waste at special events. What you learn today can be used before, during and after your event.

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