Composting (NEW)

Village of Martin's Additions is excited to partner with Compost Crew, a locally-owned business based in Rockville, MD, to kick-start a food scrap recycling and composting service for VMA! Let us know you are interested to participate in the program by signing up at this link bit.ly/VoMACC 
 
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?  Compost Crew envisions a world where all organic matter is recycled as nature intended, enabling the Earth's soil to regenerate itself and sustainably support all the lives that rely on it-from flora and fauna to our fellow humans.  By diverting the compostable portion of our solid waste away from the landfill and returning nutrients to our soil and food system, we conserve valuable nutrients and improve the health of our local soil while significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
 
HOW WILL IT WORK Compost Crew will supply each participating household with an airtight bin and compostable bags.  Each household only needs to separate out organic waste, just as we already do with our plastics and paper, and leave the composting bin at the curb on Wednesdays.  The waste will be processed at a permitted composting facility in Maryland.  As an additional benefit, each household can request to receive finished compost twice per year. Compost Crew plans to launch collections in early January 2020.

WHAT CAN BE COMPOSTED?  As a rule of thumb, anything that grows or is made from the Earth can go in the bin.  This includes meat, dairy, vegetable and fruit scraps, coffee grounds and filters, tea and tea bags, eggshells, bread, and other grains, napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes, dryer lint, etc. A comprehensive list is located here: The List.  

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?  Pricing will be tiered depending on the number of VMA participants. The monthly composting fee will be paid by the homeowner or resident. Let us know you are interested in signing up at this link bit.ly/VoMACC.  After the sign-up period, we will announce a long-term discounted rate for the group based on the following scale:
 
* less than 25 participants: $20.00 / month / home
* 25 - 49 participants: $18.00 / month / home
* 50-74 participants: $16.00 / month / home
* 75-99 participants: $14.00 / month / home
* 100-149 participants: $11.77 / month / home
* 150-199 participants: $11.36 / month / home
* 200+ participants: $10.95 / month / home

This represents a 40-60+% discount off our normal prices for a single residential home. 
When calculating the long-term discounted rate for all community members, Compost Crew will include any existing VMA customers, but you must sign up at the link, in the community in addition to new participants. 
 
If you have questions you can contact the Compost Crew directly at info@thecompostcrew.com or (301) 202-4450.  You can learn more about us on our website, www.compostcrew.com 

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