Discover landfills, transfer stations, handlers, and service locations that accept Food Waste.
In many communities, food waste services help residents convert kitchen leftovers into useful, valuable compost that is not only nutrient-rich, but also replenishes the soil via a renewable energy source. Typically, food waste that is accepted into composting programs includes:
- Vegetable and fruit wastes
- Old bread, donuts, cookies, crackers, pizza crust, noodles
- Coffee grounds, tea bags, filters
- Fruit or vegetable pulp from juicing
- Outdated boxed foods from the pantry
- Egg shells
- Corn cobs and husks
In general it is not advisable to include the following food wastes for composting:
- Meat or meat waste, such as bones, fat, gristle, and skin
- Fish or fish waste
- Dairy products, such as cheese, butter, cottage cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, etc.
- Grease and oils of any kind
These food wastes imbalance the nutrient-rich structure of other food waste and break down slowly.
According to a Guardian report, roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce annually, an amount constituting “one third of all foodstuffs.” Wasted food is also the single biggest occupant in American landfills, the Environmental Protection Agency has found.
For proper disposal and composting of food waste, work with a waste facility that specifically handles and composts food waste, or request pricing and we will find one for you!
Food Waste Disposal Locations
A&A RECYCLING SYSTEMS
2445 Harvard St
Sacramento, CA 95815
Ag Choice, LLC Composting Facility
714 U.S. 206
Andover, NJ 07821
ALL VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL
27381 5th St
Highland, CA 92346
Attica Refuse Transfer Station
9 Water Street
Attica, NY 14011
BETHEL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy
Bethel, AK 99559
Black Bear Composting Facility
152 McGuslin Lane (Route 628)
Crimora, VA 24431
Bridgewater Resources Transfer Station
15 Polhemus Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex
21939 Columbus Road
Columbus, NJ 08022
Burlington Drop-off Center
339 Pine St.
Burlington, VT 05401
BURRTEC WASTE IND INC/VICTORVILLE DISP
17080 Stoddard Wells Rd
Victorville, CA 92394
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