Closing the Loop
It’s a small world – how we handle our waste is important. Here at Bluebird Composting, we believe in using our resources wisely and cleaning up after ourselves. We are committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability and are passionate about providing a product that encourages sustainability of our customers. Composting is recycling: It helps to clean, protect, and sustain Mother Earth.
We help local farmers, food vendors, and families recycle their organic waste. These efforts prevent tons (and we mean TONS!) of material from ending up in landfills. We not only collect local materials, we process them on our site, right here in Mid-Missouri and then we sell locally for full circle recycling! Choosing Bluebird Premium Blend Compost is choosing a better world for tomorrow while enjoying a beautiful backyard today!
Bluebird’s Organic Waste Recycling Program
What We Collect:
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Meat & Shellfish Products
- Cut flowers
- Eggs & Dairy
- Bread & Grains
- Coffee Grounds, filters & tea bags
- Used napkins/paper towels
- Non-coated Paper plates/cups
- Certified Compostable cups
- Paper to-go containers
Note: We will accept certified compostable items (cups, plates etcetera), but not “biodegradable” items, which could take years to decompose.
How it Works
We offer sturdy 65-gallon roll cart containers for your food waste recycling needs. We will pick up your full containers once or twice a week or more often based on your needs.
- Compostable liner (helps keep containers clean!)
- Washed container exchange.
- Flyers, training or informational materials on what to compost as requested.
Why Recycle Organic Waste?
30-50% of our “trash” is organic compostable material but ends up in our overflowing landfills. Organic waste in landfills cannot properly breakdown due to the lack of oxygen and micro-organisms necessary for healthy decomposition. In an air-locked or capped environment organic material decomposes anaerobically (oxygen deprived) resulting in the creation of greenhouse gas emissions, namely methane (CH4). Landfills are the largest human source of methane emissions in the world and the compostable organic “wet matter” is a major contributing factor. Methane gas is 20x more harmful to our atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2). However, when organic materials are properly composted and allowed to decompose in an aerobic (oxygen rich) process with carbon the greenhouse gas emissions produced are negligible. Therefore, to care for our earth and protect our future it is vitally important we all consciously strive to keep as much organic materials out of our landfills as we can.
Compost Spreading Services
Need compost but don’t want the back-breaking labor of spreading it? No problem! We have a state-of-the-art Ecolawn Compost Spreader that is light-weight, maneuverable, and user-friendly making spreading a breeze. Our compost spreader is not only time and labor efficient, it lays an even spread every time, and is able to adjust laying depth for your compost needs.
Designed in 1994, The Ecolawn Compost Spreader meets the demand of customers for organic, sustainable lawn care, cut down our dependence on chemical applications.
Call Bluebird today to ask about our compost spreading service or to schedule to rent our Ecolawn Compost Spreader.