Today kicks off this weekend’s Spring Clean-Up event for the cities of White Salmon and Bingen, WA. During the event residents can bring waste and recyclables (including compostables this year!) to the Bingen transfer station for a mere $5 suggested donation. Today also kicks off Dirt Hugger’s first foray into composting for Washington state. Numerous customers have asked about composting in Washington- after all it’s less than a mile across the bridge – but until now we hadn’t had much traction on that side of the river. Due to a push from Maya Hooper, Kevin at Allied and Teunis Wyers plus support from Insitu, Allied Waste, the Rotoary Club and the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce, it’s all happening. If you live in White Salmon or Bingen stop by this weekend with a truck load of stuff and support this fantastic event. We are thrilled to participate in the Spring Clean-Up and hope it will help start the path towards a regular composting service on the sunny side of the river.
The Spring Clean-Up weekend was a huge success. On the composting side Allied Waste hauled four drop boxes for a total of 30.25 tons or 60,500 pounds of yard debris! That’s a fantastic amount of landfill diversion for one weekend. The EPA’s warm tool roughly calculates that diversion as 25% of total tonnage for 7.6 tons of C02 emission reduction. Thanks to Insitu, Allied Waste, Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce, Teunis Wyers, Maya Hooper, Kevin Vaughn, Oop, and Jen Piatt for helping make it happen!