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Recycling of Organic Waste Streams

All around your community thousands of pounds of recyclable organic materials go to waste.  From grass clippings, coffee grounds, vegetables, brush, and leaves.  These materials can be easily collected, recycled, and put to good use — organic waste streams are excellent resources.

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Mushroom growing in mulch and straw

Erosion Control and Run-Off Management

Every rain inch washes away soil, never to be seen again.  Follow this soil down streams of run-off, down creeks into rivers, eventually into disappearing ponds.  Lake Lanier in Martinsville, VA, like hundreds of ponds across Virginia, pays more than $150,000 to be dredged.  This is a massive budget for a private pond.

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