Island Green Living Association, in cooperation with the V.I. Waste Management Authority, is launching a composting program to divert vegetative debris from landfills and instead make debris a valuable, usable resource for residents.

The program — the USVI Zero Waste Composting Pilot Program — aims to provide compost and mulch for the community through a Vermeer brush chipper, procured through a grant from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and private donations.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email