Compost BG says to save our soil! Go green for Earth Day 2022

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With Earth Day coming up, the words reduce, reuse and recycle are fresh in everyone’s minds. April 22nd is Earth Day – a time of the year when people want to give love back to the planet. 

Though the City of Bowling Green stopped their recycling program, people are still looking for a way to go green.

One new compost company here in Bowling Green is working hard to help you reduce your carbon footprint. 

Charlie O’Connell started the business Compost BG, a residential and commercial food scrap collection & composting service. 

“Composting does help the environment,” O’Connell said. “We are diverting food scraps from our landfills. By doing that, we’re reducing our methane emissions.”

Their main goal is to stop food scraps from the landfills and create healthy soil.

Two local businesses, Mackenzie’s Flowers and Café Kindness, compost things like flower stems and pulp with O’Connell.

People at home signed up as well with O’Connell, some even before the business opened its doors. His customers are the ones who make it worth it for O’Connell.

“By signing up with us this early, it shows us that Bowling Green is going to support this business,” he said. “They’ve been great so far, the businesses.”

O’Connell says no matter how small, your impact matters.

“Earth Day could be a great day to form one new habit that is beneficial for the environment,” he said. 

That habit could be changing the planet one step at a time.