I love a good play on words. I really love a sustainably themed play on words. Pedal to Petal is a company located in Victoria, British Columbia that among other things, offers a vegetable scrap pick-up service. From their site, "For 5$ a pickup, we'll haul your kitchen scraps away by bike and turn them into rich, organic compost."
What happens to the finished compost? Again, from their site, "The finished compost is currently donated to farms in the city, and to the generous compost hosts who lend us the space in their yard for a portion of the finished soil."
Why would you want to use a service like this? Well, if you don't want to build your own compost pile but you hate seeing future plant fertilizer being hauled off to waste away in a garbage dump, then a service like Pedal to Petal would be great. Not only are you helping local farms, but you're also providing employment and promoting sustainable transportation in your community.
Pedal to Petal has been working since 2008 to achieve the following goals:
- To reduce polluting emissions, reduce landfill volume and reduce dependence on fossil fuels and chemical fertilizers.
- To create employment for our members that aligns with our deep commitment to environmental protection, sustainability, social justice and community self-sufficiency.
- Increase the amount of food being grown in the city of Victoria and assist in the effort to provide fresh, healthy food to anyone who wants it, regardless of their income.