GCompost Breaks Ground
It has been an exciting and productive week for GCompost. We were first able to break ground with the construction of 3 composters. We were able to contruct 2 pallet composters, of which we are waiting to finish constructing the door. We were also able to construct a chicken wire composter and erected a black plastic composter donated by the EWSWA. Our goals are to test different composters and to determine which is the most effective way of composting. This week we plan to begin construction on the compost dryer and move forward with compost collection. In no time, GCompost will be putting composting compost!
We were also able to develop a logistical plan of how to collect the compost on campus. We have been able to work out an agreement with food services and develop a systematic plan of how to compost will reach the respective sites. We have made some key contacts in local businesses and have approached Canadian Tire with the opportunty to purchase our compost.
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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Composter
GCompost took a visit to the Essex Windsor Soild Waste Authority Central Facility. It was a search and rescue operation of appliances and materials that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. We recovered a Large Projection television, a stockpile of mesh screens, shopping carts, a plexiglass panel, an old door and an old metal garbage bin.
These materials will be going towards the construction of our various composter ideas. We were successful in finding the proper materials to move the project forwards. Construction is starting soon with the unexpected find of a dryer and 10 wooden pallets. The estimated time of completion is April 1st. Special thanks goes out to everyone at the EWSWA for helping us hand pick our materials and for giving us their full support in this project!
We had a successful presentation at the SIFE Regionals over the weekend, as the project and its business plan look very promising(see previous blog).