Find a Local Food Pantry – The Environmental Protection (EPA) launched the Food Waste Challenge which aims to further America’s  efforts addressing food waste and hunger  by encouraging donations of leftover food to local food pantries and soup kitchens. Each year a typical household throws away an estimated 474 pounds of food waste. Food scraps generated by all households in the United States could be piled in a football field more than five miles high.  Contact your local food pantry and stop hunger locally.

COMMERCIAL FOOD WASTE COMPOSTING PROGRAM – Learn more about our registered commercial food waste composting facility.

 Earth Machine Compost Bin $48
What is Compost? (Compost brochure)

Compost is a dark, crumbly, and earthy smelling form of decomposing organic matter. Composting is the most practical and convenient way to handle your yard and organic kitchen wastes. It can also reduce your household garbage by up to 30%. Compost improves your soil and the plants growing in it. If you have a garden, a lawn, trees, shrubs, or even planter boxes, you have a use for compost.

Organic matter in the soil improves plant growth by helping to break up heavy clay soils and improving their structure, by adding water and nutrient-holding capacity to sandy soils, and by adding essential nutrients to any soil.  Healthy plants help clean our air and conserve our soil, making our communities healthier places in which to live.

What Can I Compost In My Backyard Compost Bin?

Yard wastes, such as fallen leaves, grass clippings, weeds, food scraps such as vegetable and fruit, make excellent compost. When recycling kitchen waste, take care not to include meat, bones and fatty foods (such as cheese, salad dressing, and leftover cooking oil). Put in the garbage or find a local private hauler who has an organics collection service.