When explaining composting to a potential customer, the ick question invariably comes up. This comes in many forms:
- Doesn't it stink?
- Won't it be icky?
- Won't it attract pests and rodents?
- Will it smell?
- Will it be gross?
The answer to all of these questions is...NO, when you take the time to collect organics and compost them properly there will be no ick, minimal smells, and no more rodents than you used to have.
Bare in mind that everyone that starts composting was already putting their food scraps somewhere. Usually they went in a bag (or not) and into a trash receptacle. But that trash receptacle wasn't designed for composting! No latch, no seal, and often times, thinner plastic.
From our residential to commercial services, Compost Crew uses bins and bags that are designed for food scraps. We provide the tools, services, and (perhaps more importantly), the education and training to ensure that your composting program will go off without a hitch, so that you can convert naysayers to do-gooders and partners in composting.
Issues may arise, but we will work with you to determine what's going wrong so that it can be remedied. There is always a solution, because composting done right is a simple, clean, and convenient thing...and it reverses climate change, builds soil resiliency, and creates good, green jobs...but you already knew that.
Here is some more information on best practices: Residential Best Practices
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