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Zionsville partners with compost company to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 13:33:29-05

ZIONSVILLE — The town of Zionsville is partnering with a local waste management company to help reduce waste and lower the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the area.

Zionsville will work with Earth Mama Compost, a local woman-owned business that provides curbside compost to residents. Residents can sign up for $10 per month, or half off.

Those who sign up will get a starter kit from Earth Mama Compost that includes a compost bucket, an 8-gallon compostable liner, a small countertop bin to keep in the kitchen and a roll of 3-gallon liners.

The company will replace the liner and provide a bucket of compost in the spring. The scraps are picked up by Earth Mama Compost every other week.

The breakdown of trash and food waste is about 1% of Zionsville’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“The Town has created this opportunity for a discounted curbside composting service to provide an easy and affordable way for our residents to reduce waste,” said Mayor Emily Styron. “By partnering with Earth Mama Compost, we’re taking an important step to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing landfill waste, improving our soil and reducing our impact on the environment.”