Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Cedar Grove have started “The Big Dig,” a campaign to thank Seattle residents for diverting 125,000 tons of food and yard waste from the landfill by composting in 2011.
Through April 14, participants can take part in a scavenger hunt to find “Corey, the Compostable Apple Cores” in different locations in Seattle. Clues to Corey’s location will be posted daily on Cedar Grove Compost’s website, www.cedar-grove.com.Every participant who finds a Corey will win a redeemable coupon for a free bag of Cedar Grove compost.
Additionally, all participants will be entered into a daily drawing to win a pass to participate in The Big Dig Finals on April 14 at Seattle Tilth’s Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.
Big Dig Finalists will compete against each other to find 20 hidden treasures buried under a mountain of compost. The grand prize is a yard makeover worth $3,000.
Until noon April 11, when one of the Corey’s are spotted, participants can enter the contest by one of three ways:
•By submitting the Corey code and participant contact information to Cedar Grove’s website form;
•By e-mailing the photo of Corey, the Corey code and participant contact information to email@example.com;or
•By e-mailing the street location and Corey code, along with the participant’s email, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Dig contestants increase their chances of having their name drawn with each Corey they find. No purchase is necessary.
The Big Dig is part of Compost Days, a celebration of Seattle’s food-and yard-waste composting by offering discounts on compost and kitchen scrap composting products.