Converting organic garbage into compost is one of the viable alternatives to reduce the daily tons of garbage that are buried daily in the sanitary landfills of the Buenos Aires suburbs.
In the City of Buenos Aires, about 6000 tons of garbage are generated daily, more than 50% is wet waste, that is, food scraps, pruning, grass, etc.
As a stimulus to the reduction of this type of waste, it is proposed that neighbors make a community compost with their garbage, a reduction in their taxes (ABL rate)
The project has already entered the Porteña Legislature and basically proposes the installation of Community Composting Stations by communes. These stations will have about 6 compost bins with a capacity of 1 cubic meter each where residents can leave their wet waste.
"The first 5000 registered users will receive a composting kit, consisting of a basket for compostables, 40 bags of biodegradable and compostable bioplastic and a guide for the correct separation of organic waste destined for composting", explained from the Environment Commission, where the project is debated.
Neighbors who want to participate, previously registered, must bring the waste to the nearest station, where it will be verified and weighed. Once the compostable organic waste is credited, the neighbor will receive a compensation as a discount on the ABL of the following year.
In the case of tax-exempt residents, the value will be credited to your SUBE transport card, also for the following year.
The final destination of the mature compost will be for the enrichment of parks and squares, if there is a surplus, it will be put on sale to meet the costs of the program with that money.