Philadelphia Community Composting Network
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Community composting happens when neighbors bring together their food and yard waste to make new soil locally in their neighborhoods. Community composting can serve residents typically for free or low cost, and this community-based effort fosters a culture of environmental and social well-being in the city. This not only creates a unified effort to decrease waste and greenhouse gases citywide, but it also improves soil quality while supporting new and existing spaces for communities to come together through environmental stewardship.
The City took applications from organizations in order to identify between 20-25 sites to become spaces for community-scale composting systems. Community and civic organizations, schools, community gardens, farms, and neighborhood spaces were all invited to apply.
Note: The above descriptive information came from a Philadelphia government announcement.
In The News
- Philly aims to bring composting to the masses, Metro, June 19, 2019.
- Philadelphia to launch city-wide composting network of up to 25 sites, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 19, 2019.