HOW IT WORKS
Through a partnership with MyGreenMichigan and other food waste haulers, your food scraps are collected at your business (frequency depends on your waste volume) and disposed at our facility in Wixom, where they are combined with yard waste, wood waste, and other organic waste.
All the material is processed in windrows and finally screened into nutrient rich compost and topsoil that are used by landscapers, gardeners, residents, and architects to establish and maintain superior plant growth.
To learn more about our Food Waste Collection Program, contact our office and learn about all the benefits that our packages include.
According to EPA, 60-80% of garbage produced by restaurants is food waste, and over 36 million tons of food waste is thrown away every year only in the USA.
This astronomical quantity went straight into landfills and incinerators, creating harmful greenhouse gases and ground water pollutants. In landfills organic waste generates methane (a greenhouse gas over 25 times more potent than CO2).
But wasted food is not only about the food scraps. It wastes water, gasoline, energy, labor, pesticides, land, and fertilizers used to make the food. When we throw food in the trash, we are throwing away much more than just food.
WHY RECYCLING FOOD SCRAPS IS SO IMPORTANT
There is a growing understanding of the importance of knowing where food comes from and the awareness of the role that growing and consuming food responsibly has in sustainability and environmental protection.