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Organics Composting

Organics – yard trimmings, food scraps, and food-soiled paper – account for nearly 40 percent of the materials in our landfill, according the US EPA. They are also the source of potent greenhouse gas emissions when placed in landfills. These materials should be composted to return vital nutrients to local soil, eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and save precious landfill space.

In 2011, Davis Street constructed a LEED™ (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold transfer building to manage organics material. Nearly 800,000 pounds of organic materials pass through the building each day on route to regional composting facilities.

Did You Know

Davis Street diverts nearly 296 million pounds of yard trimmings and food scraps for composting each year.

Recycling Tips

A simple way to collect food scraps is to store them in a cardboard (compostable) ice cream or milk container in your refrigerator or freezer.