We are so grateful to our friends at Sweet Hollow Farm in Victor for creating an option for community members who can’t have a backyard compost bin to drop off their kitchen scraps, keeping these valuable nutrients local instead of sending them to the landfill.
Because Community Compost can quickly be ruined by a few careless or disrespectful individuals, we ask that you carefully follow the guidelines below as to what is accepted or not accepted at the farm.
As with all waste items, if in doubt, please throw it out – or even better, ASK US! (firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-254-1901)
Where and How to Drop Off:
The Sweet Hollow Farmers have two separate buckets at the front gate of their farm which is located at the end of Cemetery Road in Victor – on the south side opposite the cemetery. One bucket is to feed the chickens and it is clearly labeled “CHICKENS”; the other is marked “WORMS” and goes to feed the worms in the worm bin.
WHAT TO DROP-OFF, AND WHAT NOT TO.
The items that can go into both bins include:
All vegetable and fruit scraps and peels, Citrus is ok
The NO List:
NO PRODUCE STICKERS (Those are plastic; please peel off and throw in the trash.)
NO Rubber Bands or Twist Ties or Staples
NO “Compostable” or “Biodegradable” Utensils, Cups, or Containers
NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS
– animal skins, fur, or feather
– dairy of any kind
– eggs – yolk and whites (eggshells are ok)
NO GREASE OR OIL OF ANY KIND
NO GRASS CLIPPINGS (due to herbicide risk)
PLEASE KEEP SEPARATED –
COFFEE GROUNDS; these are okay for worms, but not for the chickens!
Paper Coffee Filters and Paper Tea Bags can be put in the WORM bucket only
SWEET HOLLOW FARM IS ALSO ACCEPTING SHEETS OF CLEAN CORRUGATED CARDBOARD (no tape, staples, bright dyes, or waxy/glossy finish). They use this for weed control on the farm.