The Dirt on Starting a Composting Program at your Facility

Jan 5, 2017 9:00 AM ET

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Starting a composting program at your facility can save money, decrease your environmental footprint, improve employee job satisfaction and fulfill customer demands for sustainable business practices.

The EPA states that almost 95 percent of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. According to, each year, 52.4 million tons of food is sent to landfill. Once in landfills, food breaks down to produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change. Many large cities are starting to mandate zero waste goals for the near future, so establishing a composting program now is just one step in that process.

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