All this time I have been under the mistaken impression that the city composted the contents of the “Yard Waste Only” bins. Well, you know what they say about making assumptions! Click on over and see the comment from the City of St. Louis Refuse Division.
All my beautiful, clean, mostly organic vegetable and fruit trimmings that would make such lovely compost when mixed with leaves and grass clippings? Straight to the landfill. My dumpster diving? Not necessary.
The upside? This revelation provides that extra bit of incentive I apparently need to move from contemplation to action (please excuse the nerdy health behavior theory reference) on vermicomposting. I just requested Worms Eat My Garbage from the library. With any luck, I’ll have the book in my hot little hands by the weekend.