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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: Duluth Compost

A white 5-gallon bucket with a green lid with "Food Waste Only" written on it, bucket is in a green yard with fall leaves on the ground
Nathan Bronk

For Nathan Bronk of Duluth Compost, a green lifestyle has always been a part of daily living. "There was always a compost container on the kitchen counter," says Bronk of his household growing up. "I feel like it's been the same cut-off milk jug for the last 30-some years." This upbringing, and an absence of similar services in the area, led Bronk to start Duluth Compost, a compost pick-up service.

The business began with research and logistics. Bronk sought advice from other successful composting services, secured 5-gallon buckets for easy pick-up, and set aside every-other Sunday for collection. Although drop-off sites are available in Duluth, some neighborhoods are far from conveniently located.

Additionally, some compostable items are not easy to breakdown in a typical backyard compost pile. "Fat, meat, bones; another big one is compostable containers... if you throw that in your backyard pile it is going to take a long time to break down, if it ever does," says Bronk.

For more information, visit the Duluth Compost website.

You can hear Green Visions at 8:20am every Wednesday on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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