Have thoughts on how Austin can become a more sustainable community? Share them here!
So many places are offering compost / organic waste collection via dedicated bins or sections of trash bins (see attached image from Ottawa). While many of us compost at home, it's kind of a hassle and many people won't take the time to do it.
But, if there's a dedicated bin or section of existing bins for organic waste, a lot more people would make the small effort to separate their garbage. It seems like a little thing but just see how much of your total garbage bag is organic waste that could be diverted from a landfill and even used as a fuel source in a bio-energy plant.
At the very least I feel that we could start a smaller pilot program and let people sign up to try out the service. Other cities like Barcelona, San Francisco, Ottawa and so many others are doing very well with this type of program and there's no reason for Austin to be lagging! :) In fact, we should be leading the way.