Food Waste Recycling

Did you know we separate food waste from the waste stream?

To help reduce our impact on landfills, food waste is collected separately from the rest of the waste stream. Even the trays that lunch is served on in the elementary and middle schools are compostable /biodegradable trays. All food waste and biodegradable trays are collected in separate containers. Those containers are lined with special Bio-bags; the bags are compostable and keep the containers clean. The food waste is then collected by our hauler and shipped out to a composting facility.

This effort pulls more than 20 cubic yards of food waste from our trash every week!