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Compostable Plastics are Tricky

Have you ever found yourself confused when you’re standing at a garbage can with recycling, trash, and compost compartments? We don’t blame you. Some green film plastic bags are compostable, and some are green but no more compostable than your water bottle. And to make matters even more complicated, some of those “compostable” bags are only compostable in some facilities. And some are “biodegradable” but not “compostable.” All of this is caught up in a convoluted web of regulation, environmental concerns, and practicality. For a look at the tip of the iceberg, read this article from Civil Eats. And until all of this gets sorted out, we’re all going to continue scratching our heads when we get to the green, grey, and blue carts.

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  • Compostable Plastics are Tricky

    July 9, 2024

    Have you ever found yourself confused when you’re standing at a garbage can with recycling, trash, and compost compartments? We don’t blame you. Some green film plastic bags are compostable, and some are green but no more compostable than your water bottle. And to make matters even more complicated, some of those “compostable” bags are […]

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  • Donkey Day Care

    April 10, 2024

    Have you ever wondered why you don’t see lonely homeless donkeys walking the streets of Mendocino County? It’s because of the kind-hearted folks at Oscar’s Place. Oscar’s place is not only a sanctuary for donkeys, it is also a great place for people to get some donkey therapy. Cold Creek Compost is happy to donate […]

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  • Can Soil be “Used Up”?

    February 13, 2024

    The short answer is yes. Each year a farm produces crops or is grazed, it loses a bit of it’s life. Then there’s all the land that is paved and compacted into cities, homes, or roads. Soil is an increasingly finite resource, one that we can’t afford to lose. Luckily, we have composting. Composting emulates […]

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  • Park Farming Organics Wins Conservation Award

    January 12, 2024

    We’re jazzed to announce that one of our customers has been awarded the Leopold Conservation Award. While we only just started working with them, we are excited to be a part of their ongoing sustainability. Learn more about Park Farming Organics and the award on the Sand County Foundation website and on the Sustainable Conservation […]

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  • Black Gold for Farmboy Organics

    December 12, 2023

    We always love hearing from happy customers who see the value in our compost. For a little look into what one customer thinks, take a look at Farmboy Organics. This is what we’re all about: making quality food from quality compost.

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