The Granby Conservation Commission has worked with Blue Earth to add residents in Granby to its residential composting program. Residents voluntarily sign up for the program on the Blue Earth website at: Blue Earth Compost | Customer Registration. Blue Earth requires a minimum of 50 households to sign up for weekly and/or bi-weekly service prior to launching service in Granby. We are currently at 42 households! Yours could be the household that gets Granby over the tipping point!
Here is how the program would work:
Blue Earth drops off a composting starter pack at your home that includes a 4-gallon pail lined with a compostable bag, and a welcome card with instructions.
Residential customer fills the pail with food scraps:
Meat and bones
Eggs and Dairy
Breads and Cereals
Shellfish and Seafood
Fruits and Vegetables
Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
Food soiled paper
Plants and Herbs
Incidental Oils and Fats
Residential customer leaves the pail out for collection on pickup day and Blue Earth takes care of the rest!
There are many options and price points as to how much and how often a resident would like pickup service.
Composting removes about 40 percent of solid waste from the total amount of solid waste picked up. While there won’t be a decrease in the form of reduced taxes in the near future, there will be a reduction in the waste stream and a reduction in waste transported across state lines.
Whether a resident chooses to compost at home or compost using a service, they are helping to remove waste from the total waste stream that Paine’s picks up weekly. This will have positive effects in many ways including tipping fees. We hope you join.
If you have any questions, contact Melinda Gould, Conservation Commission Vice-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org