Green

One of Crystal City’s most popular GREEN programs is the FRESHFARM Market. The weekly farmers market continues to bring high quality produce and other goods to Crystal Drive every Tuesday from April through November. Gardeners love picking up free  flowers and plants at the yearly tropical storm and bulb blitz events that help save plants from the upcoming seasons. The Crystal City BID has also hosting many electronic and paper recycling events that save over 100 tons of items from going to the land fill, now the BID works to spread the word of area properties and county facilities that will accept electronics and paper.

COMPOSTING SERVICES

As part of the deep commitment to the environment, the Crystal City BID practices a “low- to no-waste” initiative for all events and activities. These events have a tendency to require the use of a fair amount of disposable materials (i.e., drink cups, plates, utensils, napkins, etc). In an effort to reduce landfill waste produced by these events and programs, the Crystal City BID has committed to purchasing compostable materials instead of petroleum-based products and to professionally compost all generated waste produced. To accomplish this goal, the BID partners with a local commercial composter, EnviRelation to compost the collected items. To date, the Crystal City BID has composted thousands of pounds of materials from a number of events and programs.

The Crystal City BID’s also hosts a compost collection site that provides area composters who might not have enough room for a tumbler or worm farm in their homes or offices! Whether you are a local apartment resident or want to get that office composting program started, the Crystal City Compost Collection at the loading dock under 1851 S. Bell Street. See map

Acceptable Materials:
Anything made out of flour (i.e. bread, donuts, cookies, crackers, etc.), Vegetable & Fruit Waste (including rinds and cores), Paper and Wax Coated Cardboard, Coffee grounds, tea bags, filters, Grains (cooked or uncooked), crushed egg shells, corn cobs & husks, Anything Organic, Dairy Products, Meat or Fish, Old Spices, and Bones

Unacceptable Materials:
Non-Organic (glass, styrofoam, etc.), Plastics (bags, saran, bottles), Metal (cans, foil, utensils), and Grease & oils