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Waste Reduction
Waste Reduction

Compost – Reducing Waste

Along with its direct benefits to the environment, using compost also has an additional benefit in that it diverts waste from filling up landfills. This is due to the fact that compost is made from waste - food scraps, organic byproducts, and other things – that would otherwise be rotting unproductively in landfills. So next time you use compost, remember that you’re keeping useful items out of landfills, in addition to beautifying your own property.

Compost Ingredients

Compost can be made from different ingredients, called “Feedstocks”- ask your compost manufacturer for their feedstock list on their Compost Technical Data Sheet (CTDS) to learn more about where your compost came from.

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Reducing Waste with Compostable Products

Compost can be made from many byproducts, including food leftovers. If compostable products instead of plastic disposables are used with food, it is easier to separate out landfill trash from compostables after you’re done eating.  Learn more about how to identify products that will compost in facilities near you.

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State Organics Legislation

Some state regulate not adding material to landfills that could be used for compost instead.  Is your state one of them?

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Target Organics Project

The USCC’s Target Organics Project is assembling resources to support organizations such as municipalities in developing, executing, and growing programs to collect and process food scraps and other organics.

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