As a community, the rule for our collective green thumb is simple: take the stuff that was once alive so we can then  transform it into rich, nourishing compost.

In a recent article highlighting compost initiatives in the Reno area, Cody Witt, the Strategic Everything Behind Full Circle Soils & Compost, comments on the challenges that are becoming more apparent as Nevadans take their environmental responsibility more seriously, “While California has strict recycling regulations currently in place as well as a mandate to recycle 75 percent of all garbage by 2020, Nevada holds back on waste regulation.”

Trash is a for-profit industry, and this presents challenges for the emerging green efforts in Northern Nevada. Understanding our environmental impact both as a community and as individuals can stimulate BIG change in the way we manage our waste. Witt intends to spread awareness on community waste management,  “There’s a lot of people now who are taking food as one of their number one issues—where it comes from, how it’s grown, and if they’re not happy with it, they’re doing it themselves, so compost is growing on a backyard scale too.”

Full Circle Green Waste Consulting 

Reno-Tahoe businesses send a LOT of perfectly compostable stuff to landfills. In some cases, up to 35% of solid waste is organic material–everything from restaurant food scraps to yard trimmings–which could be recycled through composting. Full Circle is determined to provide the resources to any company, organization or individuals who want to handle their trash in an environmentally responsible manner. Curious about the myths and facts about composting? Check out our website for the dirt on responsible waste diversion. Get in touch with Full Circle to get a rundown of your waste and what you can do with it.

Get a breakdown of all the waste that can be turned into compost here