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Animal Composting: VDOT has a new plan for disposing of road kill

Composting 101…DON’T put meat, fat or bones in your compost bin. But now we’re hearing that the third largest DOT (Department of Transportation) in the country is planning on composting the thousands of animals that end up dead on the roadside every year. The idea may sound morbid…grotesque even…but the benefits of composting these carcasses […]
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Composting 101

According to the US EPA, 27% of the waste sent to landfills is made up of organic material; lawn clippings, leaves and food waste. This material contributes to methane emissions as it decomposes.  For this reason, yard waste is prohibited from most landfills.  Food waste, however, is not. Organic materials can be composted and repurposed […]
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