Peninsula Living: San Carlos - "Feed the Pail; Feed the Planet"

These days we're all looking for ways to be more Green, in our homes and in everyday living.

Bamboo flooring is mainstream; recycled materials come to life in remodeled kitchens; we think twice before clicking the "print" button.

The City of San Carlos is taking seriously the need to live more gently on our planet. Last spring the City, through the south Bayside Waste Management Authority, launched its food scraps campaign to residents of single-family homes.

Recycle Bucket for food scraps

The "Feed the Pail, Feed the Planet" campaign, promoted the benefits of adding household food scraps to yard waste recycling, creating compost which is offered back to residents for use in their gardens. Through this program, residents are now able to place food scraps suchs as fruit, vegetables, meat, pizza boxes and food soiled paper products in the yard trimmings cart, which is collected weekly. 

This LOOK design agency just earned a 2009 Davey Gold Award for playing a major role in the program's quick adoption rate.

One more reason this is a great place to live!

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

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Comment balloon 9 commentsLottie Kendall • December 17 2009 05:06PM

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I love the idea of recycling food scraps.  San Carlos sounds like it is pretty progressive.

Posted by Renee L. Norton over 7 years ago

Thanks for checking in, Renee. I guess we are progressive in many ways. Once we get over the natural resistance to making a change, it's something we feel good about. I use the garbage disposal only rarely now, saving water, a scarce commodity in California.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Utterly Ridiculous, like so many of the "green ideas" such as "global warming" that are being exsposed for the true fraud that they are!

Posted by Dr. Blaine "Doc" Ellingson, CLHMS, CIPS, CIIIS, TRC (Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Here is Sammamish we throw our food scraps in with our yard waste.  However my wife and I started a garden this year and we compost most of our food scraps.  We will eat them later ;-)

Posted by Dan Edwards 425-276-7008 (Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue) over 7 years ago

"Doc," interesting opinion

Dan, you'll enjoy the fruits of your labor, I'm sure. Happy gardening!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Recycling food scraps and other yard wastes to make compost for a garden.  That is one way to use the scraps.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (RE/MAX Vision Quest) over 7 years ago

And kinda fun once you get used to it.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie,

That is a good initiative and it's good to see it applied in San Carlos.  I other cities follow, it would be even better for our planet.

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 7 years ago

Gerry, glad you're on board. Cutting down on what goes in our landfills, or chopped up and into our sanitary system, makes lots of sense.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Participate