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New Compost Tool Will Enrich Westchester Parks, Gardens

A new compost tool converts organic waste into enriched soil for parks and gardens.
A new compost tool converts organic waste into enriched soil for parks and gardens. Photo Credit: www.westchestergov.com

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A new waste management tool that converts organic waste into compost in about two weeks was unveiled Friday in Valhalla, says News 12 Hudson Valley.

The machine known as "The Rocket" processes dry wood chips and food waste into compost which will be used in parks and gardens throughout Westchester County, the report says.

The sources of the organic waste being composted are Westchester County Jail and the Westchester County Medical Center, according to News 12 Hudson Valley.

The enriched soil will go to the Food Bank for Westchester's community gardens and to the county's Department of Public Works for use on county grounds. Since October, one thousand pounds of food waste has been collected and converted to four hundred pounds of compost. Currently, the compost is waiting to be cured and is projected to be delivered to various grounds by end of December.

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