Waste Less Living believes in “getting back to basics” and simplifying urban living by offering a simple, easy and hassle free way of diverting waste from our landfills. We are in business to educate the consumer about the environmental and health benefits of composting and reducing solid waste while offering a product and service that is in demand and has market value. We believe that it takes a community to make change and therefore treat our customers as partners in the quest for a cleaner more healthy future. Our success is dependent on consistent and quality service to our customers and providing opportunities and resources for continued education on the subject of solid waste, environmental protection, and sustainable living practices.
By engaging and educating our customers through our products and services, we are able to:
- Recover a substantial amount of organic material for compost production
- Reduce green house gases and improve air quality
- Reduce leachate production and improve water quality
- Reduce materials sent to the landfill
- Build healthy soil and improve the quality of our food crops
- Increase community awareness about the state of our environment and its connection to human health
- Improve resource recovery efforts in our local communities
Waste Less Living embraces and adopts the US Composting Council’s Position Statement on Keeping Organics Out of Landfills:
“The US Composting Council is firmly opposed to landfilling yard debris and other source-separated organics when viable alternatives are available. It is an inefficient way to use our organic feedstocks–wasting resources, reducing recycling, and potentially increasing greenhouse gas emissions.” US Composting Council
Waste Less Living also takes the position that organics should be recovered for composting as opposed to being a fuel source for clean energy production. By failing to build up a feedstock for composting, the replenishment of our soil base can not be achieved. Feeding landfills with organic material for the purpose of producing methane gas (anaerobic digestion facilities, otherwise known as methane-to-energy facilities) – a clean source for energy is not a resource conservation minded practice as it allows us to continue consuming at the same rate of consumption as before. By diverting organics away from composting, vital nutrients are lost that otherwise could have been utilized for healthy food production. Additionally, our reliance on fertilizers and genetically modified organisms (GMO) for food production will continue to affect our overall health and well-being.