"Keep it Out of the Dump!" Volunteer Event

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ann Arbor's 5th Ward

Did you know that 20% of what Ann Arbor sends to the dump is food waste?!

By composting instead, we can help reduce methane gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and save money by putting less in our landfills.  That’s our goal; increase the use of Ann Arbor’s food waste composting program and divert more compostables (and also recyclables) from the dump.

The Climate Change and Earth Care Task Force of ICPJ and the Ann Arbor Area Elders Climate Action Chapter are launching a project to INCREASE the use of Ann Arbor's food composting program, DIVERT waste from landfills, and EDUCATE residents about the value of recycling and composting.

Volunteers are needed to work for a few hours on Thursday mornings in late April and in May* in a small "pilot" section of Ann Arbor’s 5th Ward.  Volunteers will first go through the neighborhood taping a notice on trash carts that provides information about the pilot project.  In a second round, volunteers will again go through the neighborhood and put informational stickers on compost bins and trash bins (comparable to those on recycle bins) to show what should and should not go in each bin. 

If you can help, please contact Joe Ohren at joe.ohren@gmail.com


*Dates: April 26, May 3, 17 and 24—choose some or all (may change due to rain).