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Durango man has created composting service

Devin Neeley
March 17, 2017 06:15 PM

Durango, CO—One man is working to reduce the amount of material going to the landfill while producing a positive product at the same time. It is as easy as leaving food scraps on your curb.

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“Actually, (I) got started dumpster diving and seeing how much food was being wasted and I wanted to do something about it,” explained David Golden.

Doing something about excess food waste was harder than Golden thought it would be. When he moved to Durango, he first lived in an apartment.

“I didn't know what to do with my food waste, I didn't have a yard, couldn't compost myself and I felt bad about throwing away all that food,” said Golden.

From the problems of too much food waste going in the trash and nowhere to compost was born 'Table To Farm Composting'.  The service is designed to divert food waste from the landfill and turn it into black gold.

“Compost is great fertilizer, reduces the need for using the synthetic petrochemical waste fertilizers and great moisture retention properties,” said Golden.

For a small fee, Golden will pick up vegetable and fruit scraps, egg shells and other organic materials, compost them over the course of a few months, and then return to customers the fruits of his labors.

“It’s pretty amazing, you look at this and it looks like a big pile of garbage, and thin in a couple months it looks like dirt,” said Golden.

So far he has more than 100 customers and hopes to grow. Taking more waste out of the landfill and making a green industry out of trash. 

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