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Our goal is to bring about comprehensive organics composting throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, with major operations on both St. Croix and St. Thomas. St. Thomas operations will also handle compostables from both St. John and Water Island. Community-scale composting, with beneficial reuse of composted products, is one of the most cost-effective ways for handling about 50% of the VI's total municipal solid wastes, and much more affordable than other approaches that have been under consideration. Composting and reuse of our organics is truly sustainable, and should play a major role in the VI's long-term integrated resource management strategies.

Because composting is a science, and needs to be done properly to ensure high quality products for application to both edible and non-edible crops (depending on grade/type of product), we encourage you to download the pdf below and learn more about successful composting operations. Write to us with questions!


Large Scale Organic Materials Composting  (North Carolina State University publication)

"Highest / Best Use" is a concept that has been developed and increasingly used worldwide, and is based on a wide range of interrelated scientific considerations that impact worldwide environmental and resource sustainability. The Zero Waste International Alliance has defined "Zero Waste" as a philosophy and visionary goal in which manufacturing and supply chains emulate natural cycles, where all outputs are usable inputs for other value-added processes. It means designing products and managing materials and systems for maximum resource conservation, highest, most efficient use, and minimum negative environmental impact. It means eliminating harmful discharges to land, water and air, by preventing rather than managing waste and pollution. Minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, and optimizing long-term economic and environmental sustainability are central to this goal.
To view or download this hierarchy, follow this link.

 

"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we`ve been ignorant of their value."
R. Buckminster Fuller

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Composted products from those operations would be of two types:
1) Composted product that is usable for edible crops and gardens; and
2) Composted product usable for non-edibles, such as nurseries, trees, lawns, etc.

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Based on a 2009 study of all municipal solid waste produced in the VI, we anticipate that these composting operations should be able to process at least about 40-50% of the VI's total municipal solid wastes.

Who we are

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We are a capable group of concerned and committed people who believe composting and recycling is good for our islands.
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