By now many of you may have heard about the hugely successful Recycling Alternative/Vancouver Farmers Market partnership to help West End apartment residents keep their food scraps out of the landfill.
Our innovative, pilot model DROP SPOT ran from August to Oct 22 . Public response to the DROP SPOT was enthusiastic to put it mildly, and The DROP SPOT became a hot spot of activity, engagement and conversation every Saturday during the West End Farmers Market. West End apartment and condo residents, hungry for food scraps diversion turned up in droves with bags, buckets and bowls of food scraps collected and kept out of the garbage each week.
Listen to Recycling Alternative’s Louise Schwarz talk about the Food Scraps Drop Spot on CBC’s BC Almanac!
BC Almanac Aug 31st 2011
(Check min 40:00)
West End residents with their ear to the ground on waste diversion, are responding enthusiastically to our Food Scraps Drop Spot pilot running July 30-Oct 15 at the West End Farmers Market.
The Drop Spot grew out of a partnership between Farmers Market and Recycling Alternative to piggy back food scraps collection for apartments on the existing traffic of Farmers Market shoppers who are heading to the market each Saturday to make local, sustainable choices about their food.