Our Composting Program Expands
As you may recall, we've been working for months to
increase our recycling efforts as part of our participation in the
Tompkins County ReBusiness Partner Program.
Next week, in all upstate stores, we'll begin expanding our composting program by leaps and bounds! Stores will begin to collect and compost nearly all materials we use. This will mean way less trash and, literally, tons more compost.
In fact, our Cayuga Street store began a little pilot project a few months back and they have decreased their trash to 1 bag per week - that is about a 90% reduction in waste! They went from a full to overflowing dumpster to one little bag, above. Cayuga Compost turns our diverted waste into fertile soil, which gets used by local farmers, landscapers, and wineries.
Please, when you patronize our stores, be conscious of our efforts and sort your waste into our compost bins. Thanks for your helping us do our part. You'll feel good about it, I promise.