By: Cory Groshek
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Effective 8/1/2023, we will be making one of the most significant improvements we have ever made to our Waste Reduction Rewards Program (which is just one of three rewards programs we offer to our Residential subscribers, which you can learn more about at www.GBCompost.com/Rewards).
Effective 8/1/2023, Residential subscribers pounds diverted from landfill, which we track publicly via the Greener Bay Compost Leaderboard at www.GBCompost.com/Leaderboard, will be converted to “Compost Points,” which can be redeemed (or “cashed in”) with us, in either 100 or 500 point increments, for bags of our finely sifted, premium compost (which, for those who don’t know, we sell year-round at www.GBCompost.com/Compost).
100 Points = (1) Gallon bag of compost
500 Points = (1) Cubic Foot bag of compost
(For reference, a cubic foot of compost is equivalent to just shy of six and a half gallons of compost)
Please note: As per our current Waste Reduction Rewards Program terms, we will provide Points to subscribers only in exchange for the contents of 100% contaminant-free buckets, on the basis of one Point per each qualifying pound. Simply put, contaminated bucket contents = no Compost Points (and so now may be a good time to review our List of Acceptable and Not Acceptable Materials, located at www.GBCompost.com/List).
We are able to make this improvement to our Waste Reduction Rewards Program in large part due to the fact that in our second year of existence (August 2022 to present), we more than doubled the volume of food waste (and other organics) we divert from landfill each week (thanks in large part to the massive amounts of waste we pick up each week from our Commercial subscribers, which include Glass Nickel Pizza, Kavarna Coffeehouse, Bellin Hospital & Psychiatric Center, and St. Vincent Hospital), compared to our first year (August 2021 to August 2022), as well as to the introduction of our Gallon-sized bags of compost this past November.
This is a very exciting development for us, because it enables a much larger percentage of our Residential subscribers to earn compost from us, in a much shorter period of time, so more of you can experience the awesomeness of our amazing soil amendment/plant superfood for yourselves (or gift it to your loved ones).
Once this improvement takes effect, the Leaderboard will be updated to reflect subscribers “Compost Points Accrued,” rather than “LBS. OF WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL SINCE 6/1/22”.
Assuming subscribers contact us to advise us they would like to redeem/”cash in” their Points, we will endeavor to distribute their earned compost to them, free of charge and as soon as possible, on one of their future Bucket Swap/Compost Pickup days.
Please note: Once the above-mentioned Leaderboard update is completed, subscribers will be expected to proactively visit the Leaderboard (www.GBCompost.com/Leaderboard) and to contact us, at their convenience, using any of the contact methods available at www.GBCompost.com/Contact, to advise us as to when/how they would like to redeem their Compost Points. Effective 8/1/2023, will no longer be sending individual emails to subscribers to notify them that they have “earned compost” (or accrued a certain number of Compost Points), with rare exception.
Please also note that our compost is, as always, subject to availability, which means we may or may not always have it available, in certain bag sizes, or at certain points in time. That said, we work very hard to ensure our compost is available year-round, in both Gallon and Cubic Foot bags, for both sale and as a reward for our subscribers, and will always do our best to fulfill any requests our subscribers may make to redeem/”cash in” their points (even if such requests are made in the middle of winter).
If you have any questions or concerns about the content of this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact us using any of the contact methods available at www.GBCompost.com/Contact.
Until next time, best wishes & happy composting!