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Government Entities Can Benefit From Compost Turners

Jul 26, 2019

We are happy to announce that SCARAB International was recently awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) contract!

This means that we can now provide our high-quality products to government agencies that need help with recycling waste. The GSA is focused on helping provide more efficient equipment and tools to agencies to help make processes more efficient. This helps keep the general public safer too.

Like the GSA, our mission is to help agencies and businesses be as streamlined and productive as possible. We also share a vision for greener processes. By working with the GSA, we are able to offer our compost turners to the agencies that need them most.

What are the benefits of composting?

Composting is part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Food Recovery Hierarchy. If the agency you are employed with has considered composting or could use composting to help with operations, here are just some benefits you should know.

  1. Composting is a great way to reduce waste and help the environment. It is a natural process that can be done by anyone from individuals to municipalities.
  2. For large composting operations, a profit can be made by simply providing a high-quality product.
  3. Municipalities can reduce service fees for waste removal and maintenance by creating a city-wide composting program.
  4. Once the compost has been created, it can be shared with those who need it. This can help support local farms and others who use compost for fertilizing.

Examples of successful composting programs

In Austin, Texas, the municipal government has initiated a curbside composting program that is expanding. They have found that many types of waste that are placed into a landfill can actually be composted. This includes yard trimmings, food-soiled papers, and food scraps. The compost the city makes can be used by farmers and homeowners alike.

San Francisco, California has required that citizens separate certain food waste since 1996. Now, the waste recovery hauler for the city, Recology, collects hundreds of tons of food scraps through a curbside program. They also provide education and resources to help students and others understand the importance of composting.

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