April 29, 2020

Celebrated every year during the first full week of May, International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) promotes the benefits of composting! ICAW is celebrated nationwide and is one of the largest and most comprehensive education initiatives in the compost industry. Since its inception in 1995 in Canada, ICAW has continued to…
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March 30, 2020

We have finally reached the long-awaited springtime weather, sunshine, home and outdoor projects, yard cleanup, and of course Earth Day! The SMSC Organics Recycling Facility can help you with materials for completing home improvement and landscaping projects, a place to drop off yard waste after cleaning up your yard, and…
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February 27, 2020

As the ground begins to thaw and the temperature starts to rise, it’s time to start planning your summer home improvement projects and there’s no better way to increase the curb appeal of your house than to add a vibrant mulch to your landscaping. Here at the SMSC Organics Recycling…
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January 29, 2020

Many people wonder what happens to compost piles in the winter. Your backyard compost pile will likely freeze and wait until spring to resume decomposition. However, this is not true for large-scale composting. Material at the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility composts right through the winter, even during the coldest and…
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December 30, 2019

The winter months can bring challenges to eco-friendly living due to the cold temperatures. Although you may not be able to harvest a full vegetable garden or air-dry your laundry in the backyard, there are a number of sustainable activities you can implement during the winter season to maintain a…
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November 26, 2019

Where do all those Christmas trees go after December 25? Already dreading the pine needles that will be falling abundantly from your once lively—and beautifully decorated—Christmas tree toward the end of December? Sounds like you need a game plan for ditching the tree before your living room, and the rest…
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November 1, 2019

Tell your family, tell your friends, we want your pumpkins after Halloween ends! When the Halloween celebrations have concluded, and the trick-or-treaters have run your candy stash dry, it is time to start thinking about what to do with your festive décor. After receiving comments from area residents, the SMSC…
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October 1, 2019

Most people are aware that composting is a good thing to do, but not as many people know why that is. Let’s explore the benefits of composting. Before diving into the benefits, let’s start by defining compost: Compost is organic material that decomposes into a rich soil amendment. Anything organic…
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August 31, 2019

How’s your yard looking these days? Do you have a buildup of yard waste slowly but surely taking over? If neighbor Sue’s yard is looking pristine and you’re ready to show her what you’ve got, it’s time to take action! Grab your spouse, kids, friends… heck, even recruit neighbor Sue…
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August 1, 2019

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Composting is a simple and effective way to do so! From decreasing landfill waste to improving air quality, it’s clear that composting provides a variety of environmental benefits. So, how can you determine what items will make for successful composting? Simply put, anything that…
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