Food Waste + Organics

Why collect food waste and organics?

Nearly 400,000 tons of waste are generated from businesses in Ramsey and Washington counties, and almost 30% of that waste is food and food-soiled paper. By collecting food waste, restaurants, grocery stores, wholesale food distributors and commercial kitchens can put that food to better use and keep food waste out of the trash. Food waste in the trash system releases methane gas which is a major contributor to global warming. Reducing our food waste is one of the easiest ways we as consumers can make an impact.

Collecting food waste also allows businesses, organizations and schools to expand their waste diversion efforts, demonstrate to customers their environmental values, and reduce their County Environmental Charge (CEC). 

Food Donation or Food-to-People


Commercial Source Separated Organics Management (SSOM)

Take the next step!

Contact us to schedule a free basic site visit with a Recycling Expert. Learn which organics recycling program is right for your business. Your Recycling Expert can help you apply for up to $10,000 to offset the costs of improving or starting an organics collection system.