Did all of the food you purchased on your last shopping trip end up being consumed? Chances are, probably not. Over 40% of the food produced in America isn’t eaten. Natural resources are used to grow, harvest and package food, and energy must be used to deliver those products to consumers. Every time food is throw away, we are wasting money and natural resources. Need more information about food waste? Check out ReFED at https://www.refed.com/?sort=economic-value-per-ton
Thoughout San Luis Obispo County, the local garbage companies are starting to provide a FREE Residential Food Waste Program. If you have any questions call the IWMA at 805-782-8530 or contact your waste collection service provider to get started.
Q. What food waste materials are accepted/prohibited?
Q. Will my food scraps bin smell?
A. Even if you do not collect your food scraps separately, they will still end up in your trashcan. Just take out your food scraps bin as often as you take out your kitchen trash.
Q. What about my curbside green waste bin?
A. Since we do not allow bags in your green waste bin, there are many ways to make sure it stays clean:
For more information about organics composting:
check out this Organics Made Simple blog post.
In addition you can start your own at-home worm bin or home compost. To reduce food waste and maximize your dollar, check out these tips: