Waste management

Hey everyone! Anyone interested in helping set up a waste management system? I was thinking we just buy a few large trash bins for each work space; however, if people have more creative ideas than plastic bins, I'm all ears! Are there any special waste products we need to be thinking about beyond what can go to landfill or recycle? I've got some worms if people are into vermicomposting! I'm around the next couple of weekends and might go ahead and do a home depot run to get the bins if I don't hear anything to the contrary. It probably makes sense to have a good system set up before Spark opens for general members.


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  • commented 2016-05-09 09:06:47 -0400
    Thanks for the response Bill. I’m thinking I may try to get started on a vermicomposting system this coming weekend. Would you be available and interested in helping out? I’m thinking of seeing if I can find flat plastic crates like this one: http://www.jimtrade.com/aristoexports/flat_plastic_crate_with_moulded_handles.htm. That way we can easily stack them, and it gives the worms holes to crawl up to the next level.

    Using sawdust is a great idea. If we can find a way to separate out the sawdust from the other waste, I would love to experiment a bit with mushroom cultivation…
  • commented 2016-05-08 23:00:24 -0400
    Vermicompost would be an interesting start for waste management, once the kitchen gets cranking. We could easily establish a system in the basement, and use the results as a revenue generator, or in planting boxes outside. We should also continue to explore ways to turn waste into resources in other areas – sawdust comes first to mind, but we use the dust-collection vacuum system for metal and plastic as well.
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