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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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  • Trina S. 2 months ago
    We are doing a good job with recycling just about everything in our home if we can not use it anymore we donate things for others who could use them!
  • Deborah P. 3 months ago
    I love my compose pile, cold months here in the south I take all my old veggies and scraps and make veggie broth. great for soups.
  • MIRANDA M. 4 months ago
    Though not composting.... I have started making homemade dog food (always checking to make sure the foods are safe!!) with our left overs. She loves it and it allows us to reduce our need for processed dog food and reduce our organic waste.
  • Jae V. 4 months ago
    We had a compost pile when I was growing up. It was in the corner of our yard and we would dump grass, food and anything degradable.
  • marcy v. 4 months ago
    I compost everyting I possible can. Why make "garbage"?
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