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Get Excited About Organic Waste Diversion 30

Got recycling down pat? Learn more about a growing part of the waste stream that can't go in a recycling bin, but can be diverted from landfills.

Updated on 05/04/17 | Originally Published on 04/14/16

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In 2014, the total organic waste recycled and composted in the US reduced CO2 emissions comparable to taking 723,000 cars off the road for one year.
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These days, recycling is almost universally available, and more and more people are actually recycling. But solutions for organic waste (like food and yard waste) have been slower to catch on. Organic waste shouldn’t go to landfills, and that presents opportunities. Find out more in this short quiz!

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  • penny s. 8 days ago
    I use my leaves to cover my fruit trees and other plants in the winter. I leave my leaves on the grown to mulch in the grass.
  • Barb L. 9 days ago
    some food scraps to to my dog but the majority go to the compost pile. Of course the real goal is to use up all leftovers so there is little waste involved. Big pot of soup anyone?
  • Connie T. 13 days ago
    I feed all my green waste to chickens and all meat scraps to my dog. So I have no food waste. With recycling my paper products etc. I do not send much to the landfill and my garbage rarely smells.
  • penny s. 29 days ago
    I compost my coffee grounds and filters and my grass clippings and leaves and scrapes. It make a nice rich soil. My plants love it.
  • Shilpa R. 2 months ago
    You can use the water after rinsing rice to water plants.
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