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Survey for curbside composting service

Please consider filling out this extremely brief online survey if you haven’t already:

Dear Residents of York,

We are Sydney Fogg and Mary Kocev, eighth grade members of the greenhouse group at York
Middle School. Since fall of 2014, our school has been composting. Grades 5-8 sort their lunch
waste each day. Every Monday, Mr. Fox’s Composting comes and picks up our compost. This
service is not free; we have to pay a fee. With your help, this service could be free.

If we can get 50 households in York to sign-up with Mr. Fox’s, our composting service would be
free! The cost for you to sign up is $16 a month for bi weekly pickup of any food scraps. In
return, you will receive a bag of composted soil. You will also help reduce trash on the planet.
According, “Organic materials, including food scraps and paper products,
make up more than two-thirds of the nation’s solid waste stream. Instead of trash, composting
turns all that into rich soil to nourish the Earth.” Since York Middle School started successfully
composting, we have reduced our trash pickup from five to three times a week.

Other York businesses who use Mr. Fox’s Composting include: The York Harbor Inn, Stonewall
Kitchen, Foster’s Clambake, York Hospital, and St. Joe’s. If you are interested, please, take the
survey at the bottom of the page. We urge you to be part of the solution- begin composting at
your home and support York Middle School, too! Thank you for your help.

Compost Interest Survey:

If you have trouble with the survey link, please email Jess Baxter at


Sydney Fogg and Mary Kocev

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