Category: Education and Outreach

Composting Resources

Composting Facilities – New York and Nearby States – Cornell University Small Scale Composting and Fact Sheets – Cornell Waste Management Institute Composting Information Web Portal – Cornell Waste Management

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Compost Bins

The following web pages offer some great options for compost bins.  If you want to speed up your compost, consider using a system that can include worms. Four DIY Compost

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Composting is a great way to reduce household trash while producing useful materials for your garden.  It has the added benefit of being low-cost and easy to implement. To produce

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Recover: using items from waste as an energy generating mechanism. Recovery operations typically refer to the incineration of solid waste to generate electricity and heat, but there are also new recovery

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Rethink: making thoughtful choices at the time of a purchase particularly about end of service disposal options. When you buy an item that you are bringing into your home, ask –

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OCCA has a long-standing commitment to recycling and waste reduction. Some of our activities include: Pack Your Bags, our new campaign to promote reusable bags “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Online Garage Sale

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Reuse: finding repeated after-life uses for items that typically would go in your garbage. Reusing is not a new concept, however, those in past generations were much more likely to

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Reduce: purchasing and using less products that produce trash thereby reducing the amount of discarded items. This can be applied to reducing or conserving resources as well as solid waste (water, energy, etc.) From

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Zero Waste

Moving Toward Zero Waste Goals for Your Home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, As of 2013, the average person in the U.S. generates 4.43 pounds of trash per day.

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