Tag Archives: Ernie Morgan Environmental Action Center

Six steps to make a backyard compost

I found these colorful signs behind Ernie Morgan Environmental Action Center in Norfolk, VA before we moved. I thought it was the simplest step-by-step, how-to-start-your-own compost I’d ever seen. They also gave composting tips and showed examples of backyard compost bins. I wanted to pass them on. They might give someone an idea somewhere…..

Proof how simple composting really is!

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Recycling Tops

From the research I’ve done, I’ve found the cities we’ve lived in will not recycle tops, period.
So, what to do with all these tops?

Been collecting for a while...

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What does your city recycle? Not what you may think…

To my surprise, and after a year and a half of putting yogurt cups and styrofoam into the recycling bin, I discover Norfolk doesn’t recycle styrofoam or yogurt cups. Well, what do you know? I had to visit their website to find out what I COULD and COULD NOT recycle.
So what to do with all these pieces?

So many pieces to recycle for a bit of yogurt!

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