Food and Yard WasteHelping Communities Collect Organic Waste
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food and yard waste represent 28% of US municipal solid waste (MSW). All that waste is a significant environmental problem as well as a substantial cost for municipal governments.
For years, WasteZero has been helping cities and towns determine how best to collect organic waste—and cover the cost of doing so. These programs work best when coupled with a unit-based-pricing (pay-as-you-throw) system for trash, but they don’t have to be launched in a PAYT environment.
We can help you determine how best to structure a food-waste program for your community, how to finance it, and how to make it sustainable for the long-term.
Our solutions include:
- Design and development of curbside food waste collection programs
- Piloting and evaluation of food waste programs
- Compostable bags, certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) to meet ASTM D6400 compostability standards
- Supply distribution, logistics, and inventory management
Contact us to see how we can help your community get food waste out of your trash and put it to better use.