The Fate of Trees After Storms

Severe storms that hit the metro area in July have left significant tree loss and damage in their wake. As cities and cleanup crews continue to address the aftermath, yard waste sites are overwhelmed with fallen trees and branches. 
Dealing with the aftermath of a storm is never easy and often comes with a hefty cost. […]

August 2nd, 2023|Compost, Lawn & Garden, Trees, Zero Waste|1 Comment

Olathe launches food compost program

Residents in Olathe, KS can now compost food scraps with a new food waste program. With the free drop-off service, households can help transform food waste into nutrient-rich compost.

After a pilot program this spring, it officially launched to the public this month.

The food waste drop-off site is located at the Olathe Community Recycling Center.

Households can compost meat, bones, eggs, dairy […]

May 17th, 2023|Compost, Press Releases|0 Comments

The growing green jobs industry could mean more jobs for Kansas Citians

KC Can Compost’s Green Core Training program equips students with the knowledge and tools they need to secure jobs in the green economy.
By Mili Mansaray, The Kansas City Beacon

Before securing a position as a manager at KC Can Compost, a nonprofit dedicated to reshaping Kansas City’s approach to environmental and social causes, Chris Shelar was unhoused […]

February 1st, 2023|Compost, Green Jobs, Sustainability|1 Comment

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

When the pine needles start to drop, it’s time to give your holiday trees, wreaths and garland a second life.

Area communities offer residents a number of ways to recycle them — not only keeping them out of landfills, but also reusing them for a variety of purposes, including mulch, trail surfaces, erosion control, landscaping and […]

Create gardener’s “gold” from falling leaves

Are you looking at a growing pile of fallen leaves? Here’s how to take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold,” get free fertilizer for next year’s garden, and help slow climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil.

“This leaf season offers an opportunity to take action to slow global warming in our own yards,” says […]