We love those compostable, "environmentally friendly" containers, cups, utensils, etc. They make us feel better and are a better alternative to plastic. However, if they are not industrially composted, they wont do all the magic they want them to.
The Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is turning that around. They are piloting a compostable products area at the RDF. Similar to the totters to collect food waste, the RDF will have a container near the yard waste where you can discard your compostable products. They will then mix the compostables in with the yard waste which will allow the products to break down. Nice!
This is a great opportunity to take compostable products out of the waste stream and put them into an environment where they can become actual compost. The RDF will pilot this effort and evaluate its effectiveness for future operations.