“Mark Your Calendar” – Keep Mobile Beautiful

Mobile County

Welcome to WKRG’s “Mark Your Calendar” for Friday, November 11th, 2018.  It’s time to talk Green as John Nodar welcomes Dianne Martin and Kris Enzor, Volunteers with “Keep Mobile Beautiful.”

KEEP MOBILE BEAUTIFUL (KMB) is introducing Mobile to “green” compost recycling. With a $20 thousand grant from Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s, KMB built compost bins for 13 community gardens in the Mobile area. The bins are being used to recycle “green” material that most of us just throw away.  Grass clippings, leaves and plant-based food scraps turn it into compost to fertilize community gardens which provide fresh produce to gardeners, food pantries and low income residents. Mobile Urban Growers (MUG) identified the gardens and is helping train gardeners. The public is encouraged to learn more and to contribute material for the composting. 

Visit www.keepmobilebeautiful.org for more information and to find garden recycle locations.

Compost bins similar to those built and placed by KEEP MOBILE BEAUTIFUL will be on display November 3rd at the FALL OPEN HOUSE at the Environmental Studies Center, 6101 Girby Road in Mobile. Come out from 10AM – 2PM register to win your very own bin.

Green recycling utilizes yard waste like grass clipping and leaves, along with plant based food waste, to produce compost that can be used to enhance the beauty and productivity of gardens. This type of recycling is growing in other parts of the nation as it reduces landfill waste while providing a beneficial reuse of the material. The public can participate by bringing their green waste to area gardens for recycling, or by composting at home.


“Bin There, Do That; Earth Friendly Choices for Recycling “Green” Waste”
(sponsored by Keep Mobile Beautiful)

WHEN:Now thru 11/30/2018
WHERE:13 Locations around Mobile (visit website below for locations)
PHONE:(251) 444-7144 for more info

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