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[GreenYes] Garbage/recycling alternate pickups:Smelly garbage cans a thingof the past when you do worm composting
Kim Springer said, "If I forget to put my garbage out, then the collection crew usually comes
into my yard to get my can. They are not obligated to do so, but I suspect
that they prefer to collect it on a weekly basis due to the smell cause by
the breakdown of the contents of most garbage cans. A week later, the same
can could be pretty smelly."

I gave up smelly garbage cans when I started composting my garbage with worms over 30 years ago. Keeping the organics out of the waste stream keeps recyclables cleaner and trash free of offensive odors. A decade-old survey in Seattle reported over 4000 worm bins in Seattle. Vancouver distributes worm bins regularly to their citizens. Their surveys show that people who have worm bins are more conscious about the wastes they produce and pay more attention to the recycling they do, ultimately producing less trash. Visibility and media coverage that the vermicomposting program provides brings in many people who would not learn about the recycling programs otherwise.

Mary Appelhof
PS We have a delightful children's color picture book, "Compost, By Gosh!" by Michelle Eva Portman. I've had a wonderful time reading it to elementary school children. . . and I know that middle school kids like it, too! Check our website for details. Available now.

Mary Appelhof, Author of "Worms Eat My Garbage"
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