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‘Ick Factor’ Over Food Scraps Diminishing Marin Composting Efforts

Is the "ick factor" to blame for poor composting adoption in Marin?

“I hear that all the time,” said Jim Iavarone, a managing partner with Mill Valley Refuse. “It’s very common to hear people think it’s gross, that it leaves residue in their cans, especially if they don’t have much yard waste, then it gets really gross in their green can.”

Read this article from the Marin IJ to learn more: ‘Ick Factor’ Over Food Scraps Diminishing Marin Composting Efforts".



Got Questions About Food Waste Composting in Your Green Bin?

Visit our Compost Services page to learn more about food waste composting. You can also read our Compost FAQs for some tips on how to avoid the "icky" that goes along with food waste collection.

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