The Rolypig: The cute, adorable, efficient Rolypig Composter continues to be popular with Elementary Schools. Often the Rolypig serves to generate curriculum in the schools Science program.
New and Improved Rolypig!
Best Practices: When feeding your food waste to the Rolypig it is best to feed small items – about the size of a golf ball would be perfect. This makes the food waste move smoothly through the Rolypig and the composting process. But when the compost comes out the back end and is not fully matured, no problem, just feed it into the Rolypig for another run.
Timing: It takes about 10 weeks for your Rolypig to produce compost.
|Clean, green fun at city schools
By Mayor’s office, city of Stamford
|Mayor Michael Pavia is announcing the rollout of the “RolyPig” composter to Springdale Elementary School. The Solid Waste and Recycling Department has purchased six RolyPig composters, which will be used at six schools to compost organic food waste. This program will begin at Springdale School with the help of Mayor Pavia, Recycling Supervisor, Dan Colleluori and Phys Ed Instructor, Jeff Gruetzner, on Thursday, March 24th at 12 noon at the school.
Students and Staff from the school, along with Chartwells Food Services (the company that supplies the cafeteria food) will all be working together to “feed” the pig. The compost generated will go into the school’s gardens.
‘The RolyPig composter is a fun and easy way for our school children to take the kitchen and food waste at school and turn it into compost. It offers an interactive opportunity to participate in yet another level of recycling,” shared Mayor Michael Pavia.
After about 12-15 weeks of feeding and rolling, the RolyPig compost will be ready for the garden. Additional schools slated to receive the RolyPig are Dolan and Cloonan Middle Schools, and the International School at Rogers Magnet.
It is anticipated that continued recycling education will help make Stamford a greener environment, while helping reduce our waste removal costs.
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UPDATE TO POST: the expo is going and we are blogging every day from it. see images of the big hall, a video and day one, maps of the expo and our booth, and more!
Today we learned that we will be one of 700 exhibitors at the New England Grows 2009 Expo to be held in Boston February 4-6. This event attracted 15,000 visitors last year and is really gaining in momentum.
We plan to have at our booth the Walkover Sprayers, Rolypig compost maker, Haaga sweepers, Brill Razorcut 38s, SnoWovel, Smart Cart and many more of our products. If you are in Boston , please stop by booth 970 and say hello. See you at the show!