Recycling food scraps. In Alameda County, food scraps and food soiled paper are the largest single item in our waste stream—it accounts for 35% of what is thrown away. Those materials are new resources, not waste. They’re not “yuck” or “stinky stuff” either—they’re resources waiting in the wings. Instead of putting them in the grey cart so it can take up landfill space, place it in your green cart for collection and further hauled to a commercial composting facility. Once there, it is laid out, turned and cured. Following this process, what was once a landfill extra will now make its encore appearance as a soil amendment valued by landscapers and farmers.
Last updated: June 16, 2011
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