Say 'YES" To Composting In The Big Apple & A Giveaway

We only have one Mother Earth and if we don't take care of her then who will?
Compost: is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.

Living in a big and sometimes crazy city like NYC makes me sometimes lose track of whats important and how a small commitment of my time can make a difference. Aside from the fact that we live in a small apartment which has very little ventilation, it's easy to find excuses everywhere. One of the hardest ones is not being able to find time to compost and then drop it off at location sites. So when I heard about Glad partnering up with New York Compost and sponsoring them with two freight trikes I knew I had no more excuses to say no to composting! 

What does that mean? That during the month of January someone would ride a tri-cycle to where you live and pick up your compost! Can it get any better than that?!? Yes, yes it can! Glad came up with a new line of compostable & recycling bags. Not only are they made of approximately 40% vegetable-based materials but they also have odor-neutralizing technology, so you don't have to worry about the smell of rotting food in your kitchen :D Not only is Glad committed to help us make a difference on our planet but thanks to their Grants Program,
*Glad is committed to supporting youth sports programs by providing 10, $2,000 grants and counsel from sustainability experts to help youth stadiums or sports leagues’ waste diversion efforts. Entrants will be asked to share a brief description of their need and plan to take their high school stadium, community fields or youth sports league “One Bag.” The grant entry period runs from October 18, 2011 through February 29,2012. Grant submissions will be accepted at

We got the opportunity to compost for a few days, and with the help of our compost bin and a Glad compostable bag there were no weird smells roaming around our little apartment. Not only was our handy dandy compost bin odor free but reinforced with a Glad bag we were Odor free for days! After composting for a few days we got to email Adam from New York Compost and set up our pick up date! Let me tell you not only is Adam a super sweet guy but he is a sort of hero! You have to admire a person who finds a way to help the planet and  go door to door to pick up compost and take it to the nearest decentralized community-scale compost site. Saturday night came and Miguelito and I ran downstairs with our caddy full of compost and after chatting with Adam you realize the difference we can make if we all chip in!
Adam putting the compost in the back of the tri-cycle which can hold up to 700lbs of compound!
Adam & Miguelito
I was so happy to be able to compost and show Miguelito something he can do to help our planet and you better believe that we will continue to compost! Thank you Glad and New York compost for making it easier for us New Yorkers to compost in this big city of ours!
                                        And a big thank to Adam from New York Compost!!

 Earth knows no desolation.
She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.
-   George Meredith

Now for the giveaway! One of you my lovely readers will will receive their own Glad Composting Kit consisting of a Composting Bin, How to Compost book  by Nicky Scott, and a sunflower growing kit!
Giveaway open to all U.S. Residents - Not only New Yorkers!

Giveaway ends on February 5, 2012 midnight! 
Miguelito will pick a name from the heart bowl and the winner will be announced the next day February 6!
How to enter your name in the hat of chance?!?

Mandatory entry:
You must be a follower of C'est La Vie - Leave a comment below

Extra Entries- Must leave separate comment for each:
Tell me have you ever composted before? - 1 entry
Tweet or blog about this giveaway - 1 entry for each
Follow me via twitter - 1 entry

Remember to leave a comment for each thing that you do! Good luck :D

Kary xoxo

Disclosure: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Glad and received a composting kit to facilitate my review, a sample to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

P.S. Miguelito now has a job :D


Would you say no to my cute little Miguelito? :D


  1. Hello, I am already a follower:D
    I have never composted, but I would love to start!

  2. well i guess i cant enter it's a bit of a long bike ride over here!haha! But how fabulous is that!?

  3. I am already a follower. Cool giveaway!

  4. No, I have never composted before but I've always wanted to try it. Now's the perfect opportunity!

  5. Great post and greater giveaway! I love watching Miguelito riding that tricycle! I am a follower of course my dear!

  6. I haven't composted before, my mom does and I been wanteing to try it!

  7. I tweeted and shared on my moncy3 facebook page :) fingers crossed!

  8. I'm not in NY as I can't enter... but wanted to comment anyway :)
    Yay for you and composting. My family always has. Currently I don't (it is actually in my lease that I'm not allowed to - wtf?!!!) but I'm always tempted too anyway! Besides it really makes such a big difference in the garden and I HATE putting things in the trash when it can be avoided!

  9. What a great idea. Someone in Australia should start this!!!

  10. What a great idea and I'm glad GLAD is doing all it cane for composting. My parents try to compost at home and would love this!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  11. What a great giveaway! I tried composting several months ago but didn't really understand it, so I gave up... I bet having a handy kit would help though! :)

    (Thanks for entering my giveaway and letting me know about yours!)

  12. Oh, I already discussed composting before, so this can be my follower entry... ha, ha! ;)

  13. I am a new follower. Thanks for having this great giveaway!

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