Why should I separate my waste?

Complete the cycle!

By recycling your organics, you are shifting a product from"waste" to resource.  Closing this loop helps return the nutrients from your food to the soil in a completely natural way, without the use of chemicals! Not only will your organics be composted, but methane gas is also captured in a process called anaerobic digestion. This allows the creation of biogas from your organics.  Even further, we gain the opportunity to create a third product from this highly wasted resource - renewable electricity.  

Cut down on landfill waste

The average American household throws away about 10 pounds of compostable waste per week.  That means roughly 520 pounds per year!  By composting, you are directly reducing the amount of waste in landfills. 

Mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

When food waste decomposes in a landfill, the process releases the greenhouse gas methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. When composted, food waste undergoes a different process that does not produce methane, but rather produces soil full of nutrients, what farmers call "black gold"! 

From the production of the two other products we harness from food and organic waste - biogas and renewable electricity - we are helping to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.