Recycle food waste
Composting recycles food scraps that are no longer suitable for eating into healthy soil for growing more food. It is both a natural and a controlled process. Composting can reduce our waste hauling costs while building soil that is better suited to absorb stormwater, filter pollutants, and contribute to a healthier micro-environment. Recycling our food waste creates a local product that increases Memphis’s resilience to disasters and disruptions. To reach this goal, the Memphis Food Waste Project is:
- Increasing engagement and composting services at restaurants, especially in underserved communities through Project Green Fork.
- Advocating for and supporting policies to support residential curbside food waste pick up through the city of Memphis.
- Advocating for policies to support additional compost use on City of Memphis development sites.
- Encouraging key City of Memphis properties to initiate composting services upon completion of food waste audits.
- Amplifying the current composting work of corporate partners in Memphis/Shelby County.
When you know more, you do more!
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