The OC = Objects Composted

Wow, of all the places…

Beginning in November, Mobile Compost Service will begin household food waste collection in Orange County, Calif. Participating homes will receive a kitchen caddy, and, subsequently, the company will receive a whole bunch of food scraps:

Once a week, on a fuel efficient schedule, Mobile Compost Service will collect the contents of the buckets.

There’s a lot to like here:

  • Customers will receive finished compost made from their own food scraps.
  • The company is considering things like making fuel efficient collection routes. Let’s hope that’s not just lip service.
  • People without the time or inclination to compost will soon be able to keep their food waste out of the landfill. And, to make a sweeping generalization, I’m guessing that fewer OC residents want to get their hands dirty with backyard composting than folks in the average county.
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  1. Posted September 29, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Oooh, that does sound good, especially for people who woulnd’t normally be bothered to compost.

  2. Posted September 29, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Uh, I mean “wouldn’t.” =P

  3. Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    I’m intrigued by this business model but haven’t been able to make the numbers work here in Durham. We do intend to offer residential services but I don’t think we can afford to give much compost away.

  4. Posted September 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Kristen, this is a tpyo-free site! Cpome on!

    Mr. Glean, I guess it all depends what they’re charging for the service. And how much people value the compost vs. getting rid of their food waste the green way.

    Sounds like you’re ramping up your planning. Do let me know when you’re ready for your Wasted Food closeup…

  5. Posted October 1, 2010 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Portland has been slowly starting on the food scrap collection, but my neighborhood has yet to be included.

    Maybe if I glammed up a bit.

    -Katy Wolk-Stanley
    “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

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