Not every locality requires bulk composting, but many large cities are beginning to adopt this ordinance. Check the bylaws of your local jurisdiction to be sure. Regardless of the law, consider including or implementing a compost handling system in your multi-family assets to provide a luxury benefit for those conscientious toward composting, and to be pre-compliant with any future code.
No, but it is recommended that a separate chute be installed for composting organic material if your building plans have the space. We recommend automatic trash/compost sorting system retrofits for a premium solution, and thru-wall compost sleeves for budget systems.
Several options, from low budget to premium, are available to handle this problem. Sorters will provide a low-intrusion, premium solution. First-floor thru-wall compost sleeves are a customer favorite for retrofits on a budget. Entirely separate chute installations or bisorters are recommended for new buildings.
We don't recommend this unless for very low volume complexes. Only having one chute each for recycling and organic material means that you'll face a high rotation rate with an increase risk of clogs. At minimum consider a thru-wall sleeve for handling compost instead.
Typically, only solid organic material limited to food and plant matter should be discarded in a compost chute. This excludes organic liquids, oils, and canine and feline waste.
Jurisdictions all throughout the country are implementing composting regulations which require single-family and multi-family residences, and commercial operations, to utilize a composting system for discarded organic food material. These wide scope policies affect all the aforementioned operations.
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