Island composting program a great idea

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 11:00am

Clair Stover, Executive Director of the Block Island Conservancy, said the island composting program initiated on Sunday, Dec. 1, got off to a brisk start. Stover said a number of folks dropped off their compostable material. The goal of the program is to utilize organic matter that would otherwise be dropped off at the Transfer Station and turn it into usable loam for island gardens.

Compostable food products include fruit and vegetables peelings and cores, coffee grounds and filters, and egg shells. The photo shows Island Bound Bookstore owner Susan Bush dropping off a compostable pumpkin. (Meat and dairy products should not be put in compost because those materials can attract rats.)

The composting dropoff will be held again on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Solviken. 

Here’s to continued success and participation that will turn this great idea into an island way of life.