Go Green OC adding four new restaurants, expanding their composting efforts

OCEAN CITY, Md.- A composting program called Go Green OC will be launching their next phase this weekend.

The program will bring on four new restaurants The Bonfire Restaurant, 70th Street Dough Roller, 78th Street Mother’s Cantina, and Real Raw Organics.

Right now, the Hobbit Restaurant is the only restaurant a part of this.

They said by adding more businesses it can help the program expand and remove more food from the waste stream.

The way it works is simple, Go Green OC takes food waste from restaurants to a site where it’s then mixed in with wood chips.

“Originally, when I got into this it was just strictly for the environmental side of things and realized very quickly that in order to get traction a business will have to be created at some point, if we want to scale at a large scale,” Garvey Heiderman, the owner of The Hobbit Restaurant and Director of Compost for Go Green OC, said.

We are told right now they are keeping the site under a 5,000 square foot so that they can fall under the Maryland Department of the Environment’s exemption, so they don’t need a permit.

But in the future if all goes well,  they would like to seek a composting permit to serve more restaurants.

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