Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island offers residential and business composting options on Aquidneck Island.

The Compost Plant is excited to be part of Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI), a collaborative multi-year pilot project, spearheaded by Clean Ocean Accessand funded by 11th Hour Racing, to inspire long-lasting, environmentally-responsible behavior that positively impacts both land and sea.

By partnering with Rhodeside Revival and Aquidneck Community Table more food waste can be collected and diverted from the landfill. Food scraps can instead be reclaimed as material that can be turned into compost.

What we all “throw away” each day never really “goes away.” It may escape as litter, float into our oceans, or add to our nearly-full landfill. Through the HSHSRI project, we hope to encourage people to think critically about their waste footprints. By recycling and composting, we can instead reclaim materials as valuable resources.

Collecting Food Scraps from a commercial establishment

Collecting Food Scraps from a commercial establishment

Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI provides a variety of options for Aquidneck Island residents and restaurants to make food scrap collection and composting easier. Whether you choose to join Aquidneck Community Table’s farmers market drop off program, subscribe to a curbside pick up, or learn to compost in your backyard (Yes In My Back Yard!--YIMBY for short) there are several ways to join the movement.

Visit the Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI program page on the Clean Ocean Access website to sign up for your customer number and discover your role in building this island-wide initiative!

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