New collective composting site opens at Parc Princesse Antoinette

A new shared composting area will be set up at the Parc Princesse Antoinette this Saturday, and everyone in Monaco is invited to bring along their household organic waste and learn more about composting. 

The composting site will be accessible to the public during park opening hours.

From 9am to 12pm, Claire Serrano, Master Composter of the Terre en Compost association, will be present to explain more about composting and answer users’ questions.

Four separate bins will be installed: two for organic waste matter, one for crushed material to complete the process and ensure the balance of the compost, and one maturing bin to rest the compost before use. 

In addition to the public, the collective composter will also receive organic waste from the Municipal Restaurant at the Monaco Town Hall.

The compost produced will be used, primarily, to nourish the soil and plants in the Princess Antoinette Park. 

Accepted organic waste includes vegetable and fruit peelings, shells, coffee grounds, tea, and fruits and vegetables, all cut finely.

“Through this new ecological and natural approach, the Mairie once again confirms its commitment to environmental protection and waste reduction by offering residents of the Principality simple solutions to encourage virtuous and respectful behaviour of the environment,” said the Mairie in a statement. 

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