Mountain Village launches in-home composting program

The Mountain Village Green Team is proud to announce its new composting initiative offering in-home composting units for Mountain Village residents to help the town achieve its goal to be zero-waste by 2025.

The first 20 qualified applicants will receive a subsidized Biocompet composting unit and a scale in order to track and report the amount of waste that is diverted from landfills to the Green Team.

The composting units weigh only 22 pounds and can live inside your home.

Mountain Village’s Business Development and Sustainability Senior Manager Zoe Dohnal explained that this program will help the Green Team learn more about waste diversion in Mountain Village.

“We want to make sure the units work for everybody and that those who participate are dedicated to our data tracking efforts,” Dohnal said. “We’re really excited to see how this program goes and can’t wait to work with residents as they begin composting.”

Applicants are also required to attend one of three trainings to learn how to use their composting unit, those meetings will be:

  • Friday, Feb. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

These meetings are to ensure residents fully understand how to operate their composting unit.

Participating households are required to track and record the weight of the compostable materials input into the units and the output result, contributing to the Green Team’s study of potential waste diversion.
The residential composting rebate program is an important first milestone that we hope represents a sea change in our community approach to waste management,” Said Mountain Village Town Council and Green Team Member Patrick Berry.

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