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In one year since the launch of Community Compost, the program has 200 participants and they have diverted almost 20 tons of organic waste from the local incinerator to become healthy compost to be used for farms. If you aren't already a part of this great solution, join your neighbors and sign up today, or visit us this weekend at the Katonah Sidewalk Sale for more info!

Check out our resources below about Community Compost, composting at home, reducing food waste, and other ways to reduce waste in Bedford and beyond. Thanks!
 
 
 
 
 
How to Community Compost
 
 
 
Get the kit (optional). It costs $30 and includes: a small bin for the kitchen and a large bin as well as a roll of compostable bags to line the bins.
 
 
 
Collect organic waste in your kitchen and move it into the larger bin to store outside or in your garage and to transport to the Recycling Center. 
 
 
 
Bring it to the Recycling Center on Railroad Ave in Bedford Hills on Saturdays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 8am - 3pm. Oooh, feels great!
 
 
 
Bedford Hills, Bedford Village and Katonah residents sign up here to be a part of this popular program! Purchase your bins and compostable bags at the Bedford 2020 office - downstairs at St Luke's parish house in Katonah - while supplies last!

Bedford 2020 will also have bins at our table at the Katonah Sidewalk Sale on July 20-21 from 12-4pm, and volunteers will come around door-to-door to explain the program to neighbors the week of July 30th. 

If you're already in the program, perhaps you'll get a friend to join! Forward to a Friend

 
 
 
 
How to Compost at Home
 
 
 
 
We have resources on the Bedford 2020 website to help you get started with at home composting, and here's a big list of composting tips

Note: Some at home composters still bring organics that they don't want in their home compost pile to Community Compost (meat, fish, for example).
 
 
 
 
 
Avoid Food Waste
 
 
 
 
Composting is a good solution for apple cores and egg shells, but Americans throw away nearly 25% of the food they buy, wasting a lot of resources and money! In the US, an average family of four wastes 1,160 pounds of food annually, costing them $1,365 to $2,275 per year. Click here to learn more from NRDC about meal planning and shopping to reduce wasted food long before it goes into the compost bin!
 
 
 
 
 
Take it Down a Notch
 
 
 
 
Interested in learning how to further reduce your household waste, including food waste? Join the Bedford 2020 Zero Waste Challenge this fall!
 
 
 
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