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!

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Zero Waste Consultant | Collective Resource, Inc.

Mary Beth strongly believes that, “It’s always better to be doing something rather than nothing.” If you’re thinking of composting at home, she can help you work out what your particular “something” can be.

She’s confident a solution can be tailored to fit anyone’s needs and ambitions. “Anyone who eats can be a CRI customer, whether you are an individual or a large organization. I want you to understand the advantages of composting, and I can show you how CRI can make it easy.” Mary Beth has successfully designed waste diversion strategies for individuals, schools, houses of worship and other communities. She’s received the governor’s Environmental Hero award for her work at her daughter’s school. Whether you’re starting with a backyard bin, a kitchen bucket, a worm farm, or large-scale commercial collection, Mary Beth can be your good-natured guide.