Compost Rangers Are Working Towards Creating a Healthier Lowcountry

October 10, 2017, 2:38 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Charleston’s Compost Rangers have spurred a community-wide initiative, promoting smart waste disposal and it all started with a love for the environment and a free compost pick-up service.

Now, you can find them at the Sunday Brunch Farmer’s Market or out at an area school educating future generations.

Nathan Burnell, Co-Founder of Compost Rangers says it started out as a passion project after working in the restaurant industry and noticing the amount of waste, especially the food waste. “We have since then – in the past year – pivoted towards more of our education and outreach to get out in the community to educate and inspire them to rethink that they throw out.”

But what is compost? “Compost is organic matter that is broken down and reused in terms of revitalizing nutrients and creating a fertilizer, essentially a soil amendment, that can be used to grow plants, fruits and veggies,” explained Mark Rasmussen, Co-Founder of Compost Rangers.

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