Food Waste Disposal

Waste Services, Handlers, & Landfills

Discover landfills, transfer stations, handlers, and service locations that accept Food Waste.

In many communities, food waste services help residents convert kitchen leftovers into useful, valuable compost that is not only nutrient-rich, but also replenishes the soil via a renewable energy source. Typically, food waste that is accepted into composting programs includes:

In general it is not advisable to include the following food wastes for composting:

These food wastes imbalance the nutrient-rich structure of other food waste and break down slowly.

According to a Guardian report, roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce annually, an amount constituting “one third of all foodstuffs.” Wasted food is also the single biggest occupant in American landfills, the Environmental Protection Agency has found.

For proper disposal and composting of food waste, work with a waste facility that specifically handles and composts food waste, or request pricing and we will find one for you!

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