The purpose of the Broadlands Community Composting Project is to create a composting program for the Broadlands and surrounding communities in order to reduce waste brought to landfills, thereby decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. We will begin by providing collection kits to residents to collect compostable materials. The residents can then bring their waste to one or more collection bins in the Broadlands community. Next, a composting company will collect the waste and bring it to their facility where it will be composted.
The seed funding from ChangeX will be used for the compost collection kits that will be provided to residents and for the fees associated with collection and composting of the waste by the composting company.
During the COVID pandemic, we will be sure to use safety precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Most of our work involving composting and collection will take place outside. Members will always wear masks when with the group. Meetings will either be held virtually or outside with proper social distancing.
This composting project will help our community be providing hands-on education about the environmental benefits of composting. It will also decrease the amount of waste that will be disposed of in landfills, thus decreasing reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This project could also be and integral part of the update to the Loudoun County Community Energy Strategy.
Screen shot of kick-off meeting held 11/11/2020