Transforming food waste into fertile soil
Together, let's compost for a greener future!
Transform your waste into a valuable resource with our composting solutions.
WHY SHORE SOILS?
Food waste is a growing problem in our modern society. Approximately one third of the food produced worldwide never makes it to the table and ends up as waste, occupying around 25% of our ever- shrinking landfills. Additionally, Soil health is suffering because of it! The quantity of organics entering the landfills everyday is growing exponentially. Why not be part of the solution for both of those issues!
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate around 14 million tons of food waste each year, or 106 pounds of food waste per person. Of this, 570,000 tons is composted for a 4.1 percent recovery rate; the rest, or 13.4 million tons, is incinerated or sent to a landfill, occupying 6.3 million cubic yards of landfilled municipal solid waste. This is not just a food waste issue, it is also a waste of land, water, labor, energy, and even contributes to methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. Commercial composting is a great alternative to the disposal of food waste into landfills.
WHAT IS COMPOSTING?
Composting consists of combining organic waste with things such as woodchips that accelerate decomposition, resulting in a nutrient rich soil that can be used as fertilizer. It is a fantastic way to turn food and other organic waste into a useful product which can help farmers increase their crop yields, provide a local resource for gardens, parks, and landscapers, restore habitats, and improve contaminated or degraded soils.
In addition, composting lowers greenhouse gases by improving carbon sequestration in the soil and by preventing methane emissions through aerobic decomposition, as methane-producing microbes are not active in the presence of oxygen.
- Compost has organic, slow-release nutrients.
- Compost creates more water holding capacity in sandy soil, while creating better drainage in clay soils (decreases compaction).
- Compost has disease/fungus suppression qualities.
- Compost improves the root-plant transfer of nutrients, making the most out of any added nutrients.
- By composting your food waste and organics, you are directly making a difference in carbon sequestration and green house gas reduction by eliminating those organics from landfills and incinerators.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We are currently working with local and state governments to bring you a Tier 2 Organics composting facility to the eastern shore!
We will be composting diverted waste from local communities and businesses across the eastern shore in order to offer sustainable and hearty compost to the consumer and local farms.
Contact us for assistance in navigating and complying with newly adopted HB 264.
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