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Audra F
1859 Madison Ave
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the project

To date, Project Green Fork restaurants have recycled more than 4 million pounds of plastic, glass, aluminum, cardboard, and paper and have prevented more than 200,000 gallons of food waste from entering a landfill. All of that compost from these restaurants has been dropped off at various small urban gardens and farms in the city, but we are quickly outgrowing those places. We have partnered with an area farmer who would love to have our food waste, but we need an efficient and workable way to get it the 65 miles to his farm. The project will be to purchase a dump trailer to complete the cycle of restaurant waste to garden soil. 

the steps

Locate and purchase a large capacity dump trailer

Design and install graphics on trailer showing purpose, while educating and encouraging the public to think about composting 

Secure insurance 

Anticipate and plan for maintenance costs

Get it rolling

why we're doing it

Memphis is a city on the rise, with a citizenry that is motivated and energized to make their home a better, more just and sustainable city for all. PGF has been a central part of that shift and wants to continue to expand its roster of certified restaurants. As it now is under the umbrella of Clean Memphis, a nonprofit that has been doing incredible work to keep Memphis clean and beautiful, PGF and its composting and recycling initiatives dovetail perfectly with the overall goal of making Memphis cleaner, greener, and more sustainable.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 4/26/17):

RAISED = $4,695.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
Payment Processing Fee (3%) $135.73

Total raised = $4,524.27

6x12 dump trailer with 3-foot sides (from SLE Equipment)

Retail cost: ($4,825.00)

Sales tax (non-profit): ($0.00)

Money applied to retail cost = $4,524.27

Balance of cost to come from alternate source = ($300.23)



Retail cost of trailer: $4.825

Taxes: $446.00

Delivery: $294.00

Graphics: $800

Estimated maintenance: $200

Tarp: $770

Spare Tire: $130

Hitch Ball: $ 19

Hitch Lock: $30 

Insurance: Getting estimate 

SUBTOTAL = $7,500
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $225



Whooo Hoooo!

We are over HALF WAY to our goal! You guys rock! 

Mad & Audra

About 20 Days In

Hey y'all! We are about 20 days into our campaign and we are about 20% closer to our goal! Thank you to all our donors! Every gift counts toward making Memphis and the Mid-South a cleaner, greener, more sustainable place to live. Thank you! -Audra & Madeleine


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