Sunday, 5 May 2019

Recycling, composting, and other waste

Recycling, composting, and waste disposal using Molok

You may have noticed that the dumpsters were replaced on Earth Day with these new containers. They are called Moloks. They were invented in the 1980's in Finland. They take less space than a dumpster but hold more, are easier to access, and look better.

With the new system, we now have 3 different waste receptacles:
  1. Mixed recycling
  2. Organic waste (ie. compost)
  3. Garbage for landfill
The objective is to have as little of the last one as possible.

Members and regular visitors will realize that the organics collection is new to us. Only include things that will rot and decompose. Please do not put plastic bags in the organic waste as they will contaminate the compost. Plastic bags do not belong in the recycling either as they are not recyclable. Try to avoid plastic bags and plastic packaging as much as possible.

Please note that the recycling and organics collections rules are different everywhere. So that it is clear, we have created a brochure to help explain what goes where at Bare Oaks. If you have any questions, please ask the office.


Wondering how Moloks get emptied?  Watch this video: