Sunday, April 21, 2013

Love Your Compost! (Compost Fair 4/28/13)

Press release from Get Your Greenback Tompkins:

Nearly 60% of Tompkins County residents report composting food scraps at home. Do you?

April is Compost month for Get Your GreenBack Tompkins. Composting is good for your pocketbook. It helps save money on trash tags or disposal fees. It's good for your garden, as it makes great soil for growing flowers and plants. And composting is good for the planet. Food scraps make up 30% of our waste, which composting keeps out of the landfill.

Learn about everything compost at the Compost Fair, April 28th, from 12-4 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, held in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race. Or call the "Rotline", the compost hotline, at (607) 272-2292.

Go to to learn more about composting and to share your compost story. Or send in a photo of your compost bin for the Compost Bin Beauty Pageant to the Get Your GreenBack Facebook page. Prizes for most beautiful, simplest, most sophisticated, and best dressed!

Your step counts! Commit to compost or share your compost story! Help us register 20,000 steps by the end of April. (17,803 so far, and aiming to reach 42,000 by the end of the year!)

Love your compost!

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