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Spring 2023 Updates: ScrapDogs in Waterville, a new composting site, and compost galore!

Hi everyone!

It's been a bit of a wild ride for us here at ScrapDogs these past couple of months - from expanding our service area to launching our own composting site, we've had one heck of a Spring!

ScrapDogs in Waterville

We're excited to say that we've recently expanded our curbside composting service to the Waterville area! A bit unexpectedly, we learned that another composter in the area was ending their pickup trial program, and we decided to step in to continue service for their customers and the area generally. We're grateful for the opportunity to expand our reach to the Kennebec Valley, and hopefully we'll be able to offer pickup services to more areas in the region as we go (we're looking at you, Augusta!). We also installed a new drop-off site at the Waterville Public Works compound, so folks who aren't interested in home pickups have the option to bring their scraps to the site instead. Many thanks to the City of Waterville for supporting this option for their residents!

If you or someone you know lives in Waterville or Winslow and is interested in composting, you can sign up on our website or shoot us an email!

A New Composting Site

We're perhaps even more excited to announce that we've just opened our new composting facility in Washington, Maine! Since we founded ScrapDogs in 2018, we've worked closely with our friends at Bo Lait Dairy Farm to build make compost on their farm compost pad. But recently, we encountered the good problem of running out of space - both physically on the pad, and per Bo Lait's composting permit from the Department of Agriculture. So, about six months ago, we started the process of finding and permitting our own site where we would have ample composting space.

With help from a Department of Environmental Protection grant, we were able to purchase the newest member of our fleet, a Kubota skid steer, to mix and turn our piles and load up feedstocks as needed. We're thrilled to be putting our love of composting to work managing the piles, and producing increasingly more compost for you all to enjoy.

More ScrapDogs Tales (Tails)

In between the big things, we've been working on a few other projects this Spring:

  • In addition to Waterville, we're also hoping to expand our services to Searsport in the form of a drop-off site. If you or a friend lives in Searsport and would be interested, we'd love to know! Please fill out this form so we can get the ball rolling.

  • Our Spring bulk compost deliveries are well underway - if you haven't received your compost yet this year, you can still order yours to be delivered in bulk by visiting the Shop in your online customer portal. Or, as always, you can order by the sack to be delivered on pickup day or to your drop-off station.

Thank you all as always for the support, and happy scrappin'!

The ScrapDogs

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