Compost

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Inevitably, you will have some residual food waste – but don’t throw it in the trash! Organic matter (like food) that is thrown in the trash rots in landfills and produces methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas that is 80 times stronger in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

Prep before you compost: Before you throw food in the compost, take off stickers, rubber bands, tags, and any other non-organic materials. Throwing plastic into the compost bin can lead to finished compost containing microplastics, which can get into soils and groundwater.

Use compost in your garden: You’ll not only grow more nutrient-rich food that requires less watering, you’ll also increase soils’ ability to absorb excess carbon from the atmosphere to help curb climate change.

Or go to your local Compost Facility.

What can we compost ?

Check first with your local compost facility.


SIMPLY PUT: IF IT GROWS, IT GOES.
Fruit   Veggies  Mushrooms  Rice  Grains  Baked Goods  Breads Nuts  Legumes  Meat & Bones  Dairy (no liquid)  Coffee Grounds& Filter  Looseleaf Tea & Filters  Spices Herbs Plant Trimmings Yard Waste  Natural Fibers  BPI certified bags BPI certified paper Paper Towels Napkins Soiled Paper Products Pizza Boxes
Ideally, the backyard is the best and easiest place to compost. 


Where to compost ?

Contact your official city website for more info or check on litterless website with some addresses in every state.
An other link to Compost Pick up Services Map here (not complete but useful)
For example in CA
 
Alameda County (public compost drop-offs along Park Street and 
Webster Street) - Berkeley - Los Angeles - Napa - Oakland- 
San Diego - San Francisco Recology - San Mateo Recology - Santa Clara- Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale - San Jose (home composting)-
San Mateo County 

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