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When hosting a big celebration, like a barbecue for Independence Day, it's easy to become too overwhelmed to bother separating food scraps for compost. Here are some quick tips on how to host a compost-friendly Fourth of July!
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clearly-labeled waste station with three options
Veggie kebabs on a plate
Large, lidded containers filled with food scraps
Three people smile widely as they deposit scraps into a bin.
1) Provide compostable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils.
2) Have a well-organized waste station! 
3) Offer foods that are easy to sort.
4) Plan now how you’re going to store the extra food scraps. 
5) Be ready to explain to your guests the benefits of composting!

Check out the full article on our website!

Do you have other ideas on how to make your party more compost-friendly? Share them with us on Instagram, @BigReuse  #NYCCompostProject.
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Volunteers at Make The Road NY's Grove Street Farm use our compost to amend flower and vegetable beds. 
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