The first thought we have when we look at our dinner plate usually doesn’t concern where the food came from or how far it’s travelled to get here. Fortunately for us, R. City—a local composting service in the Valley—has already posed and pondered many of these thoughts. And better yet, they’ve actually found sustainable solutions to address these concerns.
R. City facilitates the composting of our food waste into farmland. By using their services, we can help reduce waste, reduce harmful gases that hurt our planet, build farmland, and help to strengthen the local economy in the process. Their services are offered to homes, restaurants, churches, schools, and businesses.
Composting our organic waste is an excellent way to help our planet. It fills our farmlands with nutrients and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, it purifies our air, and it saves water. As the company’s founder, JD Hill says, “[Our mission] is to build farmland for the future. [We aim to] turn food waste back into farmland.”
Truth is, most of what we throw in the trash can be composted, including meat, vegetable and fruit scraps, candy, toilet paper rolls, pet food, and even hair trimmings.
As Hill also says, composting adds nutrients, minerals, and microorganisms to the soil in which it is spread, and this helps with reforestation and habitat rehabilitation. Healthy soil makes a healthy planet.
All in all, composting paves the way for a more sustainable form of agriculture. So, instead of throwing your food scraps into the trash, throw them into a composting bin provided by R. City, and let them take care of the rest.
The compost generated through this process that is collected by R. City is used to grow organic and clean produce. And this can be purchased on the company’s website as well through their ‘farm box’ services.
A lot of good comes from being conscious of our waste. So, as JD says, “[People’s] food waste can be turned into farmland. [Sending our waste to landfill] just causes society more problems.”
For more information on R. City, visit www.recycledcity.com.