Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island offers residential and business composting options on Aquidneck Island.


Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island

Aquidneck Community Table is excited to be part of Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI), a collaborative multi-year pilot project, spearheaded by Clean Ocean Access and funded by 11th Hour Racing, to inspire long-lasting, environmentally-responsible behavior that positively impacts both land and sea.

By partnering with boots-on-the-ground businesses, The Compost Plant and Rhodeside Revival, more food waste can be collected and diverted from the landfill. Food scraps can instead be reclaimed as material that can be turned into compost.

What we all “throw away” each day never really “goes away.” It may escape as litter, float into our oceans, or add to our nearly-full landfill. Through the HSHSRI project, we hope to encourage people to think critically about their waste footprints. By recycling and composting, we can instead reclaim materials as valuable resources.

Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI provides a variety of options for local residents and restaurants to make food scrap collection and composting easier. Whether you choose to join our farmers market drop off program, subscribe to a curbside pick up, or learn to compost in your backyard (Yes In My Back Yard!--YIMBY for short) there are several terrific ways to join the movement.

Visit the Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI program webpage to express your interest and discover your role in building this island-wide initiative!

Our Compost Community

Thank you to these restaurants and businesses for being active participants in the Healthy Soils Healthy Seas program. By joining the program, these businesses are lowering their carbon footprints, reducing methane emissions from the landfill and turning food waste into nutrient-rich compost.

Aquidneck Pizza | Aquidneck Lobster Bar | Bailey Beach | Bar and Board Bistro | Belle’s Cafe’ at Newport Shipyard | Brix at Newport Vineyards | Caleb & Broad | Diego’s Barrio Cantina | Fastnet Irish Pub | Forty 1° North | Stoneacre Brasserie | Binge BBQ | Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center | Mission Newport | Mission Middletown | McGrath Clambakes & Catering | Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet | Reclaimed Cafe | Root on Broadway | The Landing Restaurant | The Lobster Shack

And more to come!

It’s All Connected

“If we’re going to solve for beach and ocean cleanliness, as well as climate change and ocean acidification — and we certainly have to do it all — then we have to acknowledge that the health of our soil is crucial.” — Dave McLaughlin, Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island

Read more about the Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Project in the recent article by Sustainable Brands, “In Rhode Island, Mission to Improve Ocean Health is Starting on Land.”

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