The barBAYq has endeavored to be green for several years, recycling “paper, plastics, glass, metal” thru the County’s recycling program. The County has provided dumpsters and 55-gal containers at no cost to the Parole Rotary, and has helped in past years with signage. Last year two 40-foot dumpsters were filled with material that was recycled instead of being sent to the landfill.
This year, with the help of Annapolis Green and Solar City, the 5th Annual barBAYq is endeavoring to collect meat scraps from the competitors for composting at Veterans Compost. They will provide 10 65-gal totes on wheels that will be placed strategically through the competitor’s area and collect what is estimated to be up to a ton of food scraps. They will also place a tote in the Judges’ tent and ask both the Judges and those attending Judges’ School to separate any food not consumed from other trash or recyclables.
Veterans Compost is owned/staffed by veterans and is the only licensed commercial compost operator in the State of Maryland. www.veterancompost.com
Annapolis Green is the sponsor of Green Drinks Annapolis www.annapolisgreen.com
Together with Annapolis Green, Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club will be distributing educational material about this new composting program to the competitors, and talking to each one about which totes/containers to place each type of recyclable/compostable material.
Annapolis Green is challenging each Rotary Club to attain the maximum in compostable material/recyclable material from either the BBQ or the Crab Feast! It’s a contest with no losers!