Door County, Wis. (February 9, 2023) – The Climate Change Coalition’s Door Community Compost Initiative is partnering with the City of Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, the Village of Egg Harbor, and non-profit Recycling Connections to begin a Compost Bin Group Buy to support its composting mission throughout the county.
This reduced-price compost bin sale is offered to everyone in Door County, and there will be convenient pre-purchase and multiple pick-up options. The sale features a highly-rated compost bin, The Home Composter. Similar models are available online for $100 – $200. We are offering these at a reduced group rate of $48 with the hopes of encouraging greater participation by county residents. Recommended by composters, the Home Composter is easy to assemble, long-lasting, made from 100% recycled materials, and is not available in stores. Each purchase comes with a Backyard Composting book.
Orders need to be placed online by early March at our Recycling Connections partner website: https://www.recyclingconnections.org/door-county-shop
Compost bins can be picked up at one of 3 locations:
• Sturgeon Bay Public Works Office, 835 N 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI. 54235. Pick-up: Thursday, April 20th, 7AM- 3PM or Friday, April 21st, 8AM-Noon
• Egg Harbor Village Office, 7860 S 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209. Pick-up: Thursday, April 20th, 8AM-4PM or Friday, April 21st, 8AM-4PM
• Sister Bay Corner of the Past Museum, 10310 Fieldcrest Rd., Sister Bay, WI. 54234. Pick-up: Thursday, April 20th, 10AM-3PM or Friday, April 21st, 10AM-3PM
The Door Community Compost Initiative aims to divert food scraps from individuals’ trash and thus the landfill and use it to enrich Door County’s soil. Uneaten, unused food makes up 30 to 40 per cent of general waste. Additionally, less than 5 per cent of collective food waste is currently being composted and returned to the earth (https://www.usda.gov/foodwaste/faqs). Door County residents and municipalities have found it difficult to start larger-scale, higher-cost, industrial-style composting possible in larger cities, due to our low population density.