Approximately 37% of Santa Barbara County’s waste stream is comprised of organic materials like food scraps and yard waste. Naturally, organic waste releases beneficial nutrients into the soil when it breaks down. However, when organic waste ends up in the landfill, it takes up valuable space and releases methane gas which is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. By composting food scraps and yard waste in your backyard, you can keep organics out of the landfill and build healthy soil in your garden – it’s a win win!
In partnership with the City of Goleta, MarBorg Industries is pleased to offer Goleta residents* up to two free Earth Machine compost bins per household. The Earth Machine is an aerobic composting system – no worms are required to generate compost, just the presence of oxygen. The simple two-piece assembly, durability, and ease of use make the Earth Machine compost bin a practical solution for anyone with a bit of outdoor space. Call MarBorg at 805-963-1852 to order your compost bin. For more information about backyard composting, check out Santa Barbara County’s online resources.
*Compost bins for apartments or condos must be ordered by the property owner or Management Company.