Map of all community composting drop-off spots in the city of Ithaca and surrounding area – Coming soon!
Map of municipal composting drop off spots
Some Takeaways from October 2021 GAIA’s webinar “Creating System-Level Organics Policy“:
1. Preference is given to decentralized, multiscale composting system that involves many small businesses and local actors – rather than relying on just one industrial composter. (Imagine Casella being in charge!)
2. Fight for diverse and distributed infrastructure. Fight against policies for large-scale industrial infrastructure.
3. Start small; localized composting system that keeps the resources locally is the best (rather than shipping it out 50, 100, 1,000s miles out) – example: Washington DC’s “Composting Incentive Act “– a. the city openly supports and promotes home composting as a law b. offers training and c. offers rebates for participants c. 50 collection points around the city
4. Open dumpsters with food scraps is a five star buffet for rodents (some of us KNOW this so well, dumpster observers) – composting is an imperative especially with climate change.
Residential composting pilot program in Tompkins County ran in 2013-2014 then got scrapped due to the “lack of participation” and “lack of funding” from what we heard … See https://theithacan.org/news/county-to-test-run-curbside-compost-collection/
TC RMM’s page for Food Scraps Recycling https://recycletompkins.org/recycling-and-composting/food-scraps-recycling/