We’re delighted to announce that we have reached another diversion milestone: 9,000 tons! That’s a whole lot of carrot tops, pizza boxes, eggshells, chicken bones, Chinet plates, etcetera, etcetera.
In the first six months that founder/owner Erlene was hauling buckets of food scraps in her Toyota Camry, she averaged about 77 pounds a week. Our crew is routinely averaging 30+ tons a week! That’s over 60,000 pounds.
Because tons are kind of hard to visualize, we used this nifty calculator to try to help you understand how very much that is. 9,000 tons is about 1/3 as heavy as the Statue of Liberty, 1500 times as heavy as an elephant and 6 million times as heavy as a human brain.
We are so grateful to our composting community, our staff and particularly our hardworking crew who lifted all of this. It took us 11 months to go from 7,000 to 8,000, but only 8 months to go from 8,000 to 9,000! It’s catching on people. Keep spreading the word and separating the scraps!