ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Chester Creek Cafe is drop-off site for WLSSD program

Need a push to start composting your kitchen food scraps? At Sara's Table/Chester Creek Cafe, 1902 E. Eighth St. in Duluth, is making it easier by becoming a community drop-off site for the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District's Food Waste Rec...

Need a push to start composting your kitchen food scraps?

At Sara's Table/Chester Creek Cafe, 1902 E. Eighth St. in Duluth, is making it easier by becoming a community drop-off site for the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District's Food Waste Recycling Program.

First, you need the special biodegradable garbage bags that are available at the restaurant's coffee bar. Fill them with your food scraps and deposit them, bag and all, in the special food waste dumpster in the restaurant's parking lot.

The program is free.

Unlike backyard composting, most food wastes can be recycled in the WLSSD program, including meat, fish, bones, cheese, bread and cooked, spoiled and moldy food as well as fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds and tea bags.

ADVERTISEMENT

Got smelly food?

WLSSD suggests wrapping it in newspaper and freezing it until you're ready to drop it off, inside a securely tied biodegradable bag.

For more information

If you would like to know more about composting, WLSSD has brochures on kitchen waste composting as well as garden composting:

* Some materials can be downloaded at the Web site, www.wlssd.com . They include plans to make your own compost bin as well as other locations for the food waste program.

* "Rot is Hot," a booklet that addresses common compost questions, is available at WLSSD, 2626 Courtland Ave., in Duluth, during regular business hours. Call 722-0761 for details.

Related Topics: ENVIRONMENT
What To Read Next
The system crashed earlier this month, grounding flights across the U.S.