Andre said the compostery is a new style of compost site which hasn’t been tried before.
“What we’re doing here is looking to establish proof of concept for a different flavor of composting facility,” he said. “Food waste composting in the state of Ohio is usually done on a very large scale 40 miles outside of town in the countryside. We are proving a concept here where we’re trying to do food waste composting in an urban setting that doesn’t provide a nuisance for the neighborhood.”
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Andre said he is looking forward to interacting with the community more as the construction process continues. In the meantime, he said he is more than willing to help teach the community more about composting and what the aim of the new facility is.
“As much as 71 percent of what goes in the landfill today could be composted,” he said. “We 100 percent are focused on trying to solve that problem, so we need your help in getting that material out our of your trash can and into our compost bins.”
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