Pilot Compost Program Is Launched In Frederick

Residents in NAC 5 and 11 can begin signing up.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – The City of Frederick has launched a compost pilot program. It will be open to residents in the NAC 5 and NAC 11 areas.

The contractor for the project is Key City Compost which will collect compostable material and distribute a finished project without leaving the county, the city says in a statement.  

Any household receiving trash collection in the NAC 5 and NAC 11 areas can sign up. The city will pay for the services during the course of the pilot project. Officials say signups will be on a rolling, first-come, first serve basis until the maximum number of participants  is reached.

Officials say anyone outside of the two NAC areas can take part  for a monthly fee.

To sign up go on line to https://keycompost.com/residential.

The city says the pilot program is expected to last for six months, and support approximately 800 households.

In a statement,   officials say removing compostable materials from waste stream reduces the overall weight going into the landfill by 30%. They also say these materials do not produce methane which is a potent greenhouse gas. Along with that, the reduction in transportation to take compostable materials to the landfill reduces  the carbon footprint associated with waste and recycling efforts.

By Kevin McManus