In honor of National Composting Day and as part of Oakmont’s ongoing sustainability efforts, the Borough hosted two composting events in May. Composting is a great way to reduce and repurpose food waste that normally ends up in a landfill.

The first event was held on May 8th, during International Compost Week, in partnership with Tenth Street Elementary, Riverview Jr./Sr. High, Verner Elementary, and Riverview Community Action Corporation. The second event was held on National Composting Day on May 27th in partnership with Oakmont Bakery, Pittsburgh TacoBoys, Oakmont Deli, Leone’s Pizza, and Moonbeam Café. In total, over 120 pounds of food waste was collected between both events, and diverted from landfills! The compost was collected by Carbon Compost to be turned into compost dirt that can be used as fertilizer for your home garden.

We would like to thank all participants for joining Oakmont Borough in our goal to reduce waste and become more sustainable! If you are interested in composting at your home, business, or an event, please contact Phyllis J. Anderson, Assistant Borough Manager, at 412-828-3232, or email assistant@oakmontborough.com.

Simon Joseph
Public Affairs Graduate Student Intern, Oakmont Borough