Recently, The City of Richmond introduce a new Food Scraps Composting Program for which all homeowners could participate, with some exceptions.
I wrote into our local newspaper in response to a letter on the topic, which was published, it is as follows:
In a follow up to Carrie Sproviero’s letter in the May 22 paper (“Why can’t townhomes be part of composting program?”), I too was an eager Richmondite wanting to participate in the new Food Scraps Composting Program.
Unfortunately, I also live in a townhouse complex, which at this time, only has the basic blue box program which I’m an avid use of.
After reading the reasons for apartment and townhouse complexes being excluded from the program, I can understand why, but that doesn’t diminish my desire to what to do the right thing for our environment.
So, it was time to think outside the box, and use the guide lines set out for individual home owners “You are welcome to set out multiple green cans and unlimited paper yard trimmings bags” to my advantage.
I went out and purchased my nifty green wheeled can with locking lid (Rona) and proceeded to fill it up with all things accepted.
When garbage/recycle day came I happily rolled my green can all the way to the individual homeowner across the street and set my can with theirs.
Now feeling quite satisfied, I to “can” participate in the program. I’ve made it work for me now and I encourage other excluded individuals to do the same.
Where there is a will, there is a way!