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Food Waste

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.  

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Free Residential Food Waste Program

Throughout 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.

SLO County Residents Free food waste program flyer
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