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  • Carlos the Dwarf

    Landfill is the only choice, meat isn’t composted, and mixed makes no sense.

    • brilliant_observer

      The body does qualify as organics, doesn’t it?

      • Carlos the Dwarf

        Organic recycling is just for vegetable material, meat, bones, fat, etc. are rejected.

        • Das Puggy

          Where are you that that is true? In Southern Ontario, Canada, every organic bin is for animal, vegetable, fungus, and the like. Bones grind up very well, and are great for soil beds.

          • Windosia

            I don’t know about commercial stuff so much, but all the gardening stuff I’ve read about for composting saying to avoid all animal proteins to avoid smell and critters. I would think a commercial operation wouldn’t have that issue like a homeowner would.

          • Das Puggy

            I’m talking about our community green bin program.

          • Windosia

            The town I live in voted to get rid of their curb-side recycling program because they would rather burn their garbage in their yards. (Just for an idea of what it is like here).

          • Das Puggy

            I actually have a burn-ban order for where I live; it’s not urban (commercial / industrial, actually) on the outskirts of the city, and fires are forbidden.

          • Shivers

            Wooow.

          • Windosia

            Yeah, I live in the “Alabama” of Colorado, (God, Guns, and Trump), not the fun pot smoking places you always hear about.

          • Carlos the Dwarf

            Minneapolis. This is specific to composting, maybe you have some alternative for “organic recycling”.

          • James Denman

            You can compost any organic material, including bones, the issue with composting meat is it attracts flies, maggots, and other pests.This can be a massive issue with composting projects if there isnt a viable way to deal with these downsides. The thing is it also causes these problems at a landfill. Dealing with the problems at a landfill is easier, since you can just set stuff on fire to keep things away from it but thats not terribly environmentally friendly, so if viable its better to compost.

            Side note human waste(IE poop and blood, but Id assume an entire human body would also count) is technically “hazardous waste” like acid or explosives and shouldnt be disposed of in any of the above ways, instead it should be properly processed or stored in a way that doesnt expedite the spread of disease (the thing that makes it hazardous), either through sterilisation (burning or sewerage treatment) or through long term indefinite storage (graves). Or short term temporary storage like some countries prefer (still graves but this time youre only renting them. Also Morgues.).

          • Shivers

            Depends on how it’s processed. In Toronto, they even wanted diapers to go in the green bin.

          • James Denman

            I wonder how they process it so that its legal. I know fertiliser made from human excrement doesnt meet health and safety standards in a lot of countries because even though its probably definitely biologically distinct from human excrement if anything survived its possible for it to infect someone that handles it as fertiliser, or eats something grown in it, so its probably not composting.

            Maybe if its used to fertilise plants eaten by animals, or non consumed plants meant for biofuel, or clothes or something. Id support it, but I feel like people are too picky for that.

          • James Denman

            Google has informed me that the fact Toronto does that as an air quality control method because general trash, where diapers should be taken out only go out every 2 weeks. Diapers are sorted from recyclables then dumped in landfills in Toronto, where the usual problems with human waste happen. Also plastic problems cause thats what diapers are made out of apparently (I believe it but still find it weird).

            SO thats “fun” I guess…….

          • Shivers

            Yeah, I wondered about that too, then dismissed it as being generally irrelevant. Whatever they do, I’m sure it’s cleaner than the water tables in 99% of the human-inhabited world.

          • Rev. Analbumcover

            Exactly which company in Minneapolis are you referring to? Meat, bones and fat are not rejected from organics recycling by Solid Waste & Recycling in Minneapolis.

            According to Solid Waste & Recycling of Minneapolis regarding Residential organics recycling:
            “Organics recycling does let you compost items that you should not include in your backyard compost bin, such as meat, bones, dairy products and compostable plastics.”

            http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/solid-waste/organics/organics-faq

            Here’s a link to a list of what’s acceptable. Note that “Meat, fish and bones” is one entry on the accepted list.

            http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/solid-waste/organics/acceptable-organics

          • Carlos the Dwarf

            This is why I said, specific to composting. “Organics recycling does let you compost items that you should not include in your backyard compost bin, such as meat, bones, dairy products and compostable plastics.”

          • Rev. Analbumcover

            You said “Organic recycling is just for vegetable material, meat, bones, fat, etc. are rejected.” Then you said it’s specific to composting, which doesn’t make sense to me. Organic recycling is composting. Do you mean specific to home composting (aka backyard composting)?

          • Shivers

            And that’s Sheridan College. Deffo in Ontario. Probably in Oakville since they’ve got a stained glass window, and the glassworking is at the Oakville campus.

          • Flingebunt

            I wonder what sort of recycling exists in anime universes?

            In Sailor Moon, not recycling properly probably results in demons from the dark world coming through and polluting the Earth.

            In Cowboy Beebop, Mars probably doesn’t care much about landfill, most of it is waste land anyway.

            Meanwhile, you just know that Nausica and the people of the Valley of the Wind recycling everything.

        • Coffeeinator3000

          all these replies and not a single fact hes wearing rubber soled shoes, obviously he cant be composted….sheesh.

        • Flingebunt

          Well just to be pedantic, it all depends on your recycler. Every company seems to have different rules. Some places only accept paper, some accept everything (but then just put in all in landfill anyway).

          But year, probably just vegetable matter, but not oil (which is from vegetables, but shouldn’t be put in that bin anyway)

    • Johnny Alpha

      feed the pigs!

      heh, on a happy note ; any Lolsnapiens northern France want to get rid of a body – I have the pigs

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  • Tanya Wicht

    Nope, google some good recipes first, there is a lot of usable meat, don’t waste it! Maybe make some bone broth, Then compost the rest.

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