Saturday, January 23, 2010

Authors, Organic Waste & Composting Awareness

-- Authors Read Radio --

Today's featured guest on the Authors Read radio program is: Shells Walter - who will be presenting a book of collected short stories called Demon Alley: 10 short stories of your favorite Urban Legends to our audience today. Remember those Urban Legends you loved? The ones you were not too sure of? Or the ones that gave you the chills? ...Drop in to hear the live show at 9 AM (pacific) this morning or access the archived episode at your convenience by clicking on the hyperlinks here - or looking to the right side of this blog where we have links to recently aired Authors Read episodes.

-- Positive Eco-News --

I received the notice (excerpt below) from the Waste Recycling News org. about the area known as: Alameda County, California (USA), where stiff fines are in place for individuals who neglect to separate green waste from their regular trash.

"The county, this month, began enforcement of a landfill ban of plant debris that carry fines of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense and $500 for the third offense within a year, the county said. The ban was put into place early last year, but fines have been delayed until this year, according to StopWaste.Org, the Alameda County Solid Waste Management Authority. Warnings were issued throughout 2009... in an effort to reach its waste diversion goal of 75% this year."

It is a little sad that we require fines and regulations to make us sort our waste and put it in the proper place. However, as we've seen with littering, fines do encourage complacent individuals to participate. Simply place yard waste in green organics carts along with food scraps and soiled paper for collection - or contribute to your own compost pile. Those materials will be collected and composted.

Keep a compost bucket (i.e. reuse an ice cream bucket with a tight-fitting lid) in the kitchen for all the organics that come from that room alone - even a relatively unused kitchen will produce a surprising amount of organic waste ...think of debris that falls in the sink, coffee grounds and crumbs in the empty bread bag or the crumbled remains in the bottom of a cereal box.

-- Conscious Living Event --

Jan 24-27 - Composting Council’s 18th Annual Conference & Trade show at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando FL (USA) –

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