Keeping food waste out of landfills and diverting it into your garden’s compost pile helps to save water, prevent runoff, and fight climate chaos. Food waste produces methane when it sits in landfills—and is responsible for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions!—but when added to your garden in the form of compost, it builds healthy soil.
We always recommend first trying to eat or preserve everything that’s edible, and then compost the inedible parts leftover like eggshells, coffee grounds and filters, produce peels, and nut shells. BPI-certified compostable products or unshiny paper that doesn't have a thin poly liner can go in the green bin. Some things that shouldn’t be composted include plastic, glass, and produce stickers.
For more information on composting, visit our StopWaste Compost Cycle webpage!
Learn more about Food Shift and their programs to rescue surplus food that would otherwise waste away in landfills and utilize it to fuel their social enterprise kitchen.